Spatial and temporal associations of road traffic noise and air pollution in London: Implications for epidemiological studies

TitleSpatial and temporal associations of road traffic noise and air pollution in London: Implications for epidemiological studies
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsFecht D., Hansell A.L, Morley D., Dajnak D., Vienneau D., Beevers S., Toledano M.B, Kelly F.J, Anderson H.R, Gulliver J.
JournalEnviron IntEnvironment InternationalEnvironment International
Volume88
Pagination235-42
Date Published03/2016
ISBN Number0160-4120
Accession Number26773394
Abstract

Road traffic gives rise to noise and air pollution exposures, both of which are associated with adverse health effects especially for cardiovascular disease, but mechanisms may differ. Understanding the variability in correlations between these pollutants is essential to understand better their separate and joint effects on human health. We explored associations between modelled noise and air pollutants using different spatial units and area characteristics in London in 2003-2010. We modelled annual average exposures to road traffic noise (LAeq,24h, Lden, LAeq,16h, Lnight) for ~190,000 postcode centroids in London using the UK Calculation of Road Traffic Noise (CRTN) method. We used a dispersion model (KCLurban) to model nitrogen dioxide, nitrogen oxide, ozone, total and the traffic-only component of particulate matter

Short TitleEnviron IntEnviron. Int.
Alternate JournalEnvironment international