Pierpaolo Mudu

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BACKGROUND Local strategies to reduce green-house gases (GHG) imply changes of non-climatic exposure patterns. OBJECTIVE To assess the health impacts of locally relevant transport-related climate change policies in Basel, Switzerland. METHODS We modelled change in mortality and morbidity for the year 2020 based on several locally relevant transport(More)
BACKGROUND Green house gas (GHG) mitigation policies can be evaluated by showing their co-benefits to health. METHOD Health Impact Assessment (HIA) was used to quantify co-benefits of GHG mitigation policies in Rotterdam. The effects of two separate interventions (10% reduction of private vehicle kilometers and a share of 50% electric-powered private(More)
BACKGROUND Climate change is a global threat to health and wellbeing. Here we provide findings of an international research project investigating the health and wellbeing impacts of policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in urban environments. METHODS Five European and two Chinese city authorities and partner academic organisations formed the project(More)
BACKGROUND The analysis of risk for the population residing and/or working in contaminated areas raises the topic of commuting. In fact, especially in contaminated areas, commuting groups are likely to be subject to lower exposure than residents. Only very recently environmental epidemiology has started considering the role of commuting as a differential(More)
Well-being impact assessments of urban interventions are a difficult challenge, as there is no agreed methodology and scarce evidence on the relationship between environmental conditions and well-being. The European Union (EU) project "Urban Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in China and Europe" (URGENCHE) explored a methodological approach to assess(More)
To mitigate climate change, city authorities are developing policies in areas such as transportation, housing and energy use, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to their effects on greenhouse gas emissions, these policies are likely to have consequences for the wellbeing of their populations for example through changes in opportunities to take(More)
PURPOSE Acute respiratory symptoms are among the health effects of air pollution exposure. Studies over the past decades have linked respiratory drug use (consumption or sales) with changes in air pollution conditions. METHODS Twenty-one studies were analyzed to discuss whether increased levels of air pollution are associated with the use of medications(More)
OBJECTIVE The municipality of Pace del Mela, together with Milazzo and San Filippo del Mela, has been recognized as a contaminated site of national concern. The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the health status of subjects resident in the Gabbia district, which is close to the industrial areas of both, Pace del Mela and Milazzo. SETTING AND(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the interobserver reproducibility of the diagnosis of 'adequacy' of cervical smears according to the Bethesda System criteria in cervical smears. STUDY DESIGN 358 cervical smears were obtained from three Italian cytopathological centres in 1998-99. All centres provided consecutively collected smears. The cervical smears were(More)