Stakeholder needs for air pollution and health information

Eric Gordon Sanderson, Nina Fudge, Annike Irene Totlandsdal, Bert Brunekreef, Leendert van Bree

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Abstract

Within the European Commission-supported thematic network project AIRNET, a stakeholder survey was performed to identify key questions and issues of concern for end users regarding air pollution and health information. On the whole, survey respondents typically asked general questions concerning air pollution and health (i.e., regarding the type of pollutant, emission sources, monitoring, and health impact). Furthermore, an overwhelming response across all stakeholder categories was not the unavailability of information sources to inform policy, but the lack of time available to read and absorb all the information. Overall, the respondents expressed their preference for information that is (1) presented as short and clear overviews, (2) ready for policy use by including a practical linkage between the research findings and implementation of public protection, and (3) in a format easily passed on to others.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1819-1825
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Toxicology and Environmental Health
Volume69
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006

Keywords

  • Air Pollution
  • Consumer Participation
  • Data Collection
  • Environment
  • Environmental Health
  • European Union
  • Government Agencies
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination
  • Information Services
  • Policy Making
  • Risk Assessment
  • Surveys and Questionnaires

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