22 April 2015

Community environmental health risk indicator for outdoor pollutants and health determinants

Array of problems and opportunities but limited funds.

Air pollution is the important environmental factor.

CHERIO looks at time lost each year due to ill health, disability and early death due to environmental exposure.

Cumulative health impact ie % total disease burden. Range of different levels across The Netherlands.

Scenario of a cut in traffic generates increases and decreases i.e. a shift in disease burden which if not spatially analysed shows no change in disease burden.

Can analyse by socio-economic or other characteristics.

Can help prioritisation, comparison of alternatives, monitoring/benchmarking.

Environmental Act

Data availability at a local scale

Use this as part of assessment.