Conveners: Denis Vinnikov (RUDN, Russia) & Olga Gavrichkova (CNR, Italy)
At present, great effort is undertaken to reduce air pollution levels, both ambient and indoors; however, climate change and growing industrialization of developing nations may result in higher concentrations of pollutants, associated with adverse health effects. These include particulate matter (PM), gaseous combustion products and the emerging new chemical substances in the air. With the increasing coverage of ozone, PM, NOx, sulfur dioxide and other pollutants monitoring globally, many nations still suffer from the devastating burden of respiratory and cardiovascular disease associated with air pollution. In addition, water and soil contamination with metals, combustion products and a wide range of human activity waste may result in poorer human health in all directions, including affected health of newborn. High-quality monitoring, interventions to mitigate pollution effects and their effect assessment are pivotal, and we welcome submission addressing any of these. Discussions will focus on medical, public health, engineering and all related aspects of combatting the adverse effects of pollution on human health.