Exposure to heat and air pollution in Europe – cardiopulmonary impacts and benefits of mitigation and adaptation

EXHAUSTION is a Horizon 2020 project that aims to establish exposure projections for extreme heat and air pollution, caused by climate change, based on the most advanced climate modelling efforts. The overall objective of EXHAUSTION is the identification of adaptation strategies that will help avoid premature death and disease among vulnerable groups, including older people, infants, the chronically ill, and people with sensitivities. The project also estimates the costs of the increased vulnerability to heart and lung diseases, and what the variations in costs are dependent on. Within the context of EXHAUSTION a citizens engagement tool, based on hackAIR (a web platform and a mobile application), was developed and expanded. The aim is to raise citizens’ awareness on extreme heat episodes, air pollution and fire probability.

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