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COST action 633: Particulate matter: Properties related to health effects

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Cost Workshop 2008

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COST Workshop 2008

March 13 and 14, 2008
Brussels, Belgium

Particulate matter and health in 2020
Are we on the right track?

  • NEW! COST633 position paper - Summary of discussions on March 13, 2008

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  • Program of the Workshop: Download the Workshop Program (PDF 131 kB)
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  • Program day 1, March 13, 2008

    9:00 Welcome to participants

    Regina Hitzenberger, chair, COST 633

    9:15 Differences and similarities in PM characteristics across Europe: what we learnt and what we might like to know

    Jean-Philippe Putaud, JRC Ispra

    9:45 Heterogeneity in toxicity of particulate matter collected across Europe

    Flemming Cassee (RIVM, Netherlands)

    10:15 Organic aerosols in relation to small-scale wood combustion, forest fires and traffic

    Risto Hillamo, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki

    11:15 Introduction of topics for afternoon breakout group sessions

    11:30 Inorganic tracers of source pollutions from PM

    Xavier Querol, CSIC, Barcelona

    12:00 New aspects on particulate matter modelling

    Ana Miranda (University of Alveiro) and Wilfried Winiwarter (Austrian Research Centers, Vienna)

    14:00 15:30 Breakout group discussions

    15:45 17:00 Synthesis of results from breakout group discussions


    Program day 2, March 14, 2008

    9:00 Welcome

    Regina Hitzenberger, chair, COST 633

    9:15 PM over Europe from measurement to modelling and from ambient air to exposure

    Thomas Kuhlbusch, IUTA, Germany

    9:45 Heterogeneities of PM-associated health effects, sources and PM characteristics

    Raimo Salonen, KTL, Finland

    10:15 PM Health Effects - New Directions

    Bert Brunekreef, Utrecht University, NL

    11:15 A policy maker's views on PM pollution

    Peter Bruckmann, Landesamt fr Natur, Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz, Recklingen

    11:45 Community-funded research on air pollution and health

    Tuomo Karjalainen, EU

    12:15 Panel Discussion moderated by Regina Hitzenberger

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