Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

WHO Regional Offices


Regional Office for Europe : Air Quality and Health (AIQ)

The programme develops the methods of quantification of health impacts of air pollution, reviews scientific information and other data sources providing inputs to risk assessment, and promotes national and local application of the HIA methodology.

Guidelines and other guidance documents produced

Methods and tools developed or adapted

AirQ – Health Impact Assessment Tool – a software tool calculating number of cases of selected health outcomes attributable to air pollution exposure in a given population. Version 1.2 available since 2001, version 2.0 (including calculation of life years lost) to be available in July 2003.

Capacity building carried out

Review of epidemiological methods improving health impact assessment of air pollution:

Completed HIAs, pilots, case studies, collaborations.

Euro's Air Quality and Health (AIQ) programme