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1 WHO-Project Environmental Health Indicators Experiences from Germany Project coordination: Federal Environmental Agency Division of Environment and Health WHO CC Air Quality Management/Air Pollution Control J. Thelen, MPH, M.Sc. Dr. H.-G. Mücke Funded by the Ministry of Health and Social Security

2 Project Workplan for the Pilot Study 06/2002Start of the Pilot Phase in Germany 06-10/2002Indicator Definition Review/Adjustment Testing of EuroIndy (1.1 to 1.5) 10/2002-5/2003 Identification of Dataholders, Data collection Data Compliation 06-10/2003 Development of Methods for Ind.calculation Work on the Fact-sheets Quality control of EuroIndy Database 08-12/2003 Analysis and Reporting Environmental Health Indicators

3 Objectives of the Project : Test Feasibility and Applicability of the EHI Set in Germany Develop Information Tools for Stakeholders in the field of Environment and Health (Politicis, Sience, Media, Organisations):  Monitoring and Evaluation of Measures and Plans concering Health Protection from environmental Risks  Communication to the Public and within the Administration (horizontal und vertical)  International und national Networking of the Stakeholders in the field of environment related Health Protection  Establishment of national und international Reporting Structures for assesment and comparison (Benchmarking, Best-Practice Modelle)  Scientific Analysis

4 Data availability for Germany (national level) ( ) (Number of Variables in the field of...) %

5 Data: Collection, Analysis Testing and Trail Operation of EuroIndy ( ) Spatial Breakdown to NUTS 1-3 and large Cities –Data availability: NUTS1: goodNUTS2: limitedNUTS3: no data –Large Cities: Data from NUTS 2 and 3 is difficult to obtain Problems: –Action Indicators are Subject to Bias (subjective Assessment) –Database EuroIndy needs further Development –No Common Strategy for Health Impact Assessment

6 Remarks on the thematic fields Most relevant for Germany:Reports: Air Qualityyes Noiseyes Traffic Accidentsyes Drinking and Bathing Water Qualityyes Relevant; further Developement needed Chemical Safety (Emergencies)yes Food Safetypartly Radiationyes

7 Remarks on the thematic fields Relevant; Health Impact uncertainReports: Waste and Contaminated Landyes Relevant; Comprehensive Reporting by the National Agency Workplace

8 Air Quality: Results from Germany Air_D1 Passenger Traffic Demand (by mode of transportation) Air_P1Emissions of Air Pollutants State (no Indicator) Air_Ex1 Exposure of urban Population to Air Pollutants Policies to Reduce Exposure to ETS (Air_A1) (not shown) Health Impact: (Air_E1, E2 and E3 not evaluated) To be considered as an own Indicator, or as part of the Assessment within Air_Ex1 ?

9 Air_D1: Passenger transport demand per inhabitant (Germany ) Source: BMVBW, DIW (2003) Traffic in Figures

10 Air_P1: Emissions of Air Pollutants NOx Ozone Precursors SO 2 PM 10

11 Air_Ex1: Exposure to Air Pollutants (urban population) Methodology: Large Cities > Inhabitants: Annual average Population Measuring Data from Urban Background Stations (yearly mean) Assumption: Background Level represents long term Exposure More than one Station  Mean of background Stations Limitation: only exposure to Ambient Air Calculation of Exposure classes for urban Population in Germany City xy Background Station 1 Background Station 2 Background Station 3 City Population (Annual Mean) Urban Air Quality:  (Annual Mean Station n)/n Stations for PM 10 and NO 2 For Ozone: Number of days > 120µg/m 3

12 Air_Ex1: Exposure to Air Pollutants (urban population) PM 10 (1999/30/EU): Annual Mean: 40 µg/m 3 Daily Mean: 50 µg/m 3

13 Air_Ex1: Exposure to Air Pollutants (urban population) NO /30/EG Annual Mean: 40 µg/m 3 1h-Mean : 200 µg/m 3

14 Air_Ex1: Exposure to Air Pollutants (urban population) : Ozone Number of Days over > 120 µg/m 3 (8h average)

15 Health Impact (Air_E1; Air_E2 not evaluated) Reduction of Statistical Life Expectancy by Exposure to PM 2.5 Calculation of statistical Life Expectancy (Life table) RR = 1.06 (95% CI: ) For all cause mortality Pope et al., 2002 ACS Cohort Study US-Americans > 30 J. PM 2.5 Country Mean (Model) 1990: (CLE): (MFR): 12.3 CLE: Current Legislation MFR: Maximum Feasible Reduction Szenario 2010

16 Reduction of Statistical Life Expectancy by Exposure to PM 2.5 for 1990 und 2010 (CLE/MFR) International Comparison

17 Prevention of Mortality: Estimated Effect of Particle Filters for Diesel Vehicles MortalityPrevention potential (Excess Risk) [95% CI] CasesPreventable Cases [Range of different Models] All cause1,8 % [1,2-3,3] [ ] Cardio- pulmonary 2,7 % [0,9-4,8] [ ] Lung cancer 4,2 % [1,2-6,9] [ ] Wichmann 2003

18 Environmental Health Indicators Many Wishes – Little Resources Current Indicator Projects in Germany (including E&H Indicators) Some Examples: WHO-Environmental Health Indicators WHO/EU ECOEHIS Project National Core Indicators for Sustainable Development Indicators for the Health Reporting of the Federal States Core Indicators for Sustainable Development of the Federal States

19 European Union: Public Health Action Programme (1786/2002/EC): EH Indicators for the European Union WHO-Project ECOENHIS/ENHIS First Meeting in May 2003: Discussion of the WHO Indicator Set: Modifications needed for the use in the European Union Environment & Health Strategy (COM(2003)338 final) Working group on Environment and Health Indicators Health Impact Assessment Data should be useful for Health Impact Assessment EHI for the EU

20 Further Work (Dec. 2003) Finalisation of selected Fact Sheets Revision of the Methodology for Air Quality Indicators National Project Report Collaboration at the international Report (H.-G. Mücke) WHO Workshop (16./17. Oct. 2003) Specification of Report Structure Discussion of Fact Sheets for the International Report

21 For further information please contact: Federal Environmental Agency: WHO CC Air Quality Management/Air Pollution Control:


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