Traffic-Related Air Pollution

Traffic-Related Air Pollution

1st Edition - August 19, 2020

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  • Editors: Haneen Khreis, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Joe Zietsman, Tara Ramani
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128181232
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128181225

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Traffic-Related Air Pollution synthesizes and maps TRAP and its impact on human health at the individual and population level. The book analyzes mitigating standards and regulations with a focus on cities. It provides the methods and tools for assessing and quantifying the associated road traffic emissions, air pollution, exposure and population-based health impacts, while also illuminating the mechanisms underlying health impacts through clinical and toxicological research. Real-world implications are set alongside policy options, emerging technologies and best practices. Finally, the book recommends ways to influence discourse and policy to better account for the health impacts of TRAP and its societal costs.

Key Features

  • Overviews existing and emerging tools to assess TRAP’s public health impacts
  • Examines TRAP’s health effects at the population level
  • Explores the latest technologies and policies--alongside their potential effectiveness and adverse consequences--for mitigating TRAP
  • Guides on how methods and tools can leverage teaching, practice and policymaking to ameliorate TRAP and its effects


Researchers, postgraduate students and advanced undergraduate students in transportation and health; planning professionals, local government authorities, city administrators, transportation authorities; transportation planners and engineers; public health experts and authorities; specialists in environmental law and policy; specialists in health law and policy; environmental advocacy groups

Table of Contents

  • 1. Traffic -Related Air Pollution: Emissions, Human Exposures, and Health
    Haneen Khreis
    2. Basics of Air Pollution, Air Quality and Vehicle Emission Standards and Environmental Regulation
    Wen-Whai Li
    3. Traffic Monitoring and Modeling
    Ann Xu
    4. Vehicle Emissions Measurement and Modeling
    Karl Ropkins, Sergio Alejandro Ibarra Espinosa and Yoann Bernard
    5. Air Pollution Measurement and Modeling
    Mohammad Hashem Askariyeh
    6. Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Exposure Assessment
    Sean David Beevers
    7. Air pollution Epidemiology
    Zorana Jovanovic Andersen
    8. Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses of Air Pollution Epidemiological Studies
    Juleen Lam
    9. Established and Emerging Health Effects of Traffic-Related Air Pollution
    Mary Fox
    10. Evidence from Toxicological and Mechanistic Studies
    Mark Russell Miller and Jennifer Raftis
    11. Biomarkers and OMICS of Health Effects associated with Traffic-Related Air Pollution
    Paolo Vineis
    12. Qualitative Health Impact Assessment
    Jennifer S. Mindell
    13. Quantitative Health Impact and Burden of Disease Assessment
    Natalie Mueller
    14. The Impacts of Traffic-Related Air Pollution on Health in Policy and Decision-Making
    Mike Rodgers
    15. Policy Options Generation and Selection
    Anthony May
    16. Best Practices for Clean Air and Active Transportation
    Andrew Glazener
    17. Air Pollution Mitigation Through Vegetation Barriers and Green Space
    Richard Baldauf
    18. Cost-Effectiveness and Feasibility of Policies
    Mark Burris
    19. The social, environmental, health and economic impacts of low carbon transport policy: A review of the evidence
    Ersilia Verlinghieri and Andrew Sudmant
    20. Environmental Justice
    Christina Hemphill Fuller and Doug Brugge
    21. Emerging Transportation Technologies and Implications for Traffic-Related Emissions, Air Pollution Exposure, and Health
    Kanok Boriboonsomsin
    22. Market Solutions
    S.M Shiva Nagendra
    23. The State of the Literature on Traffic Emissions, Air Pollution, Human Exposures, and Health
    Kristen Ayanée Sanchez
    24. The Best Policies are Written in the Absence of Fear
    Christian Grose
    25. Traffic-Related Emissions, Air Pollution, Exposures and Health: A Way Forward
    Haneen Khreis

Product details

  • No. of pages: 648
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: August 19, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128181232
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128181225

About the Editors

Haneen Khreis

Haneen Khreis is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University. She researches the health impacts of transport planning and policy. She is experienced in transport planning and engineering, vehicle emissions and air quality monitoring and modelling, exposure assessment, reviews and meta-analyses, health impact and burden of disease assessment, policy options generation, cross-disciplinary collaboration and the science-policy link in transport and health.

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, TX, USA

Mark Nieuwenhuijsen

Mark Nieuwenhuijsen is a Research Professor at the Barcelona Institute of Global Health and a Professorial Fellow at the Australian Catholic University. He is a world-leading expert in environmental exposure assessment, epidemiology, and health risk/impact assessment with a strong focus and interest in urban and transport planning and health. He has edited three books on exposure assessment and environmental epidemiology and one on urban and transport planning and health, and co-authored more than 350 papers.

Affiliations and Expertise

ISGlobal-CREAL, Barcelona, Spain

Joe Zietsman

Josias Zietsman is Center Director for the Texas Transportation Institute. He is an expert in transportation engineering specializing in air quality, sustainable transportation, transportation planning, and the emerging topic of public health and transportation. He has led landmark transportation air quality studies in the US. He has co-written a seminal textbook, and authored over 70 technical publications including reports and papers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Center Director, Texas Transportation Institute

Tara Ramani

Tara Ramani is an Assistant Research Engineer at Texas A&M University’s Texas Transportation Institute. Her research spans sustainable transportation, transportation emissions and air quality, transportation planning and policy, health and transportation, transportation performance measures, and transportation decision-making. She has also worked extensively on practitioner training and outreach to assist with the implementation of sustainability concepts.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Research Engineer, Texas A&M University’s Texas Transportation Institute

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