Health

The Joint Task Force on the Health Aspects of Air Pollution

Chair: Ms. Dorota Jarosinska

The Joint Task Force on the Health Aspects of Air Pollution was established by the Executive Body and the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1997 to assess the health effects of such pollution and provide supporting documentation. 

The Task Force works to quantify how long-range transboundary air pollution affects human health, and helps define priorities to guide future monitoring and abatement strategies. It also advises on monitoring and modelling activities to improve the quality of assessments.

The Task Force brings together experts delegated by countries that are Parties to the Convention. Its work is based on estimates of air pollution concentrations (particularly those derived by the Cooperative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe – EMEP), and on the results of hazard assessment carried out by WHO.

The revised mandate for the Task Force on Health can be found in EB decision 2019/21.

Further information is available from the Task Force website.