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European Community Respiratory Health Survey
ECRHS II Progress
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number of papers were written by the Steering Committee, but most are
now the responsibility of the working groups.
EU funded centres took part in home visits where the home environment was assessed
and a dust sample was taken from the participant's mattress to assay levels
of house dust mite and cat allergen.
About 3,500 dust samples have been collected for the study.
All EU funded
centres have received quality control visits to ensure that standardised procedures
are being employed.
21 centres carrying out PM2.5 monitoring completed assessments in their towns across 10 European countries The protocol and standardised operating procedure for PM2.5 were developed by ECRHS Swiss partner, the University of Basel.
A PM2.5 Monitor
A database containing summary statistics of outdoor air pollution together with details such as characteristics of the monitoring location and number of years of data was established.
Historic data on ambient air pollution were collected from 35 cities in 17 countries and a report is available.