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Exposure to particulate matter in traffic: A comparison of cyclists and car passengers
Emerging evidence suggests that short episodes of high exposure to air pollution occur while commuting. These events can result in potentially adverse health effects. We present a quantification ofExpand
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Impact of maritime transport emissions on coastal air quality in Europe
Abstract Shipping emissions are currently increasing and will most likely continue to do so in the future due to the increase of global-scale trade. Ship emissions have the potential to contribute toExpand
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Using on-board logging devices to study the longer-term impact of an eco-driving course
In this paper the long-term impact of an eco-driving training course is evaluated by monitoring driving behavior and fuel consumption for several months before and after the course. Cars wereExpand
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Subclinical responses in healthy cyclists briefly exposed to traffic-related air pollution: an intervention study
BackgroundNumerous epidemiological studies have demonstrated adverse health effects of a sedentary life style, on the one hand, and of acute and chronic exposure to traffic-related air pollution, onExpand
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A prospective cohort study on minor accidents involving commuter cyclists in Belgium.
The purpose of this study is to gain insight into bicycle accidents. Bicycle accident data and weekly exposure data were prospectively collected for one year to calculate the incidence rate (IR) ofExpand
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Health impact assessment of air pollution using a dynamic exposure profile: Implications for exposure and health impact estimates
Abstract In both ambient air pollution epidemiology and health impact assessment an accurate assessment of the population exposure is crucial. Although considerable advances have been made inExpand
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Commuting by bike in Belgium, the costs of minor accidents.
Minor bicycle accidents are defined as "bicycle accidents not involving death or heavily injured persons, implying that possible hospital visits last less than 24 hours". Statistics about theseExpand
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Integrated health impact assessment of travel behaviour: model exploration and application to a fuel price increase.
Transportation policy measures often aim to change travel behaviour towards more efficient transport. While these policy measures do not necessarily target health, these could have an indirect healthExpand
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Mapping bicycle use and the risk of accidents for commuters who cycle to work in Belgium
This paper explores the spatial patterns of bicycle use for commuting and the risk cyclists run being injured in a road accident when commuting to work in Belgium. Exploratory data analyses suggestExpand
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Cycle commuting in Belgium: Spatial determinants and ‘re-cycling’ strategies
This paper attempts to explain the spatial variation of the use of a bicycle for commuting to work at the level of the 589 municipalities in Belgium. Regression techniques were used and specialExpand
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