Ambient air pollution is one of the most prevalent environmental hazards, affecting up to 100% of the population from womb to death. Barcelona and other Spanish cities belong to the most polluted urban areas in Western Europe, not even in compliance with the lax European regulations.
The main aim is to understand the contribution of air pollution sources, in particular traffic, to the pre-and post-natal development of pathologies and functional deficits in the cardiorespiratory system and the brain.
Also they want to identify factors related to high susceptibility to or protection against the adverse effects of ambient air pollution and the methods and applications of comprehensive risk and health impact assessment translating research findings into policy relevant information.
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