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Health benefits of traffic-related air pollution reduction in different socioeconomic groups: the effect of low-emission zoning in Rome
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    Re:Response to "Health benefits of traffic-related air pollution reduction in different socioeconomic groups: the effect of low-emission zoning in Rome." Cesaroni et al. 69:133-139 doi:10.1136/oem.2010.063750
    • Giulia Cesaroni
    • Other Contributors:
      • Hanna Boogaard, Sander Jonkers, Daniela Porta, Chiara Badaloni, Giorgio Cattani, Francesco Forastiere, and Gerard Hoek

    Dear Editor,

    We thanks Barratt and colleagues for their comments. We agree that "care should be taken to validate model estimates with empirical measurements wherever possible". Barratt and colleagues cite two stations from the European Environment Agency database as located in the Railway Ring and they report increasing NO2 concentrations from 2001 to 2005. However, one station (IT0953A) is actually located i...

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    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
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    Response to "Health benefits of traffic-related air pollution reduction in different socioeconomic groups: the effect of low-emission zoning in Rome." Cesaroni et al. 69:133-139 doi:10.1136/oem.2010.063750
    • Ben M Barratt
    • Other Contributors:
      • Esme Purdie, Ian S Mudway, Gary W Fuller
    Dear Editor,

    Cesaroni et al make an assessment of the health benefits of a traffic management scheme in Rome based on changes in vehicle emissions and associated chronic risk factors(1). The authors estimate that a combination of the policy intervention and unrelated fleet changes caused a 38% reduction in the annual mean exposure of NO2 and a 29% reduction of PM10 within the 'railway ring' restricted zone bet...
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    None declared.