The project MED-PARTICLES: “Particles size and composition in Mediterranean countries: geographical variability and short-term health effects” has been designed in order to deliver new evidence on specific issues on which EU is expected to provide new standards on the face of conflicting epidemiological results: a) do fine and coarse particles exert short-term effects on human health in Europe? b) which PM components are most responsible of the health effects? c) what is the role of natural events, such as Saharan dust and forest fires, and to what extent should they be monitored? The aim of the conference is to present new results on these topics and to discuss them within the framework of the European Thematic Strategy on Air Quality, to be issued by the EU on 2013.
The technical meeting of the MED-PARTICLES group will be held the day before the official Final Conference “Air particles regulation in the Mediterranean cities. Results and impact of the MEDPARTICLES Life-+ project”.
The members of the MED-PARTICLES group will meet to update about the progress of the project and to plan the forthcoming activities within the Actions 4,5,8,12, and 13. Administrative and financial details will be also discussed.
Angeliki Karanasiou assisted the Final Conference meeting, where she presented the AIRUSE project.