CARTIF PROJECTS

ENHANCE HEALTH

Environmental and health concerns in relation to air pollution caused by industries

Description

The EnHance Health project focuses on environmental and health concerns related to air pollution produced by industries and waste incinerators in urban areas.
The simultaneous presence of industrial and urban settlements and waste incinerators in urban areas and the related problem of the impact of these polluting settlements on the health of the population is quite common in a highly industrialized Europe. However, this situation often leaves citizens in the affected areas without any certainty about the effects that continuous exposure could have.
As a consequence, many conflicts are likely to arise between different stakeholders over the use of a given territory.

 

 

Objectives

  • Exchange experiences and develop more knowledge on how to address the problem of emissions generated by incinerators and industrial facilities in urban environments.

Actions

  • The project analyzes and exchanges experiences on the effects that pollutants from waste incineration can have on human health and on the spatial dispersion of these pollutants.

Expected results

  • Development of tools for the definition of common sustainable territorial policies that take into account environmental and health aspects.
  • The guidelines and good practices are defined on the basis of pilot projects that have been previously carried out in the territories of three different partners (Italy, Hungary and Poland).
  • The operation has defined a common methodology to be used in environmental and health monitoring in the participating areas in order to verify the human health effects of selected pollutants.
  • Establishment of an environmental health surveillance system and creation of a transferable model to be used by other local and regional authorities interested in Europe.

Partners:

Interreg

2E0040I

Total budget: 1.354.901,88 €
Contribution EU: 679.761,89 €
Duration:01/01/2004 – 31/08/2007

Team

Dolores Hidalgo

Division of Agrifood and Processes

dolhid@cartif.es

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