Air Pollution Exposure Model for Individuals (EMI) in Health Studies: Evaluation for Ambient PM2.5 in Central North Carolina.

@article{Breen2015AirPE,
  title={Air Pollution Exposure Model for Individuals (EMI) in Health Studies: Evaluation for Ambient PM2.5 in Central North Carolina.},
  author={Michael S. Breen and Thomas C. Long and Bradley D. Schultz and Ronald D Williams and Jennifer Richmond-Bryant and Miyuki Breen and John E Langstaff and Robert B. Devlin and Alexandra Schneider and Janet Burke and S Batterman and Qing Yu Meng},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2015},
  volume={49 24},
  pages={14184-94}
}
Air pollution health studies of fine particulate matter (diameter ≤2.5 μm, PM2.5) often use outdoor concentrations as exposure surrogates. Failure to account for variability of indoor infiltration of ambient PM2.5 and time indoors can induce exposure errors. We developed and evaluated an exposure model for individuals (EMI), which predicts five tiers of individual-level exposure metrics for ambient PM2.5 using outdoor concentrations, questionnaires, weather, and time-location information. We… CONTINUE READING