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Human EXposure to Aerosol Contaminants in Modern Microenvironments

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Kick Off Meeting
Start Date/Time: Monday, January 28, 2013
End Date/Time: Monday, January 28, 2013
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: High Priority High Priority

Kick-off Meeting for



Grant agreement no.: 315760

Project full title: Human Exposure to Aerosol Contaminants in Modern Microenvironments

28th January 2013

Institute of Nuclear Technology 

and Radiation Protection

(New IPTA building)

Seminar Room

NCSR “Demokritos”

Nepoleos & Gregoriou E’

Agia Paraskevi


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This project is funded by the European Union

Website provided by NILU

Coordinated by TUC



Human EXposure to Aerosol Contaminants in Modern Microenvironments (HEXACOMM)

The main research goal of HEXACOMM is to apply scientifically-based modelling and experimental methods to relate concentrations of particulate matter in the indoor domestic environment to its sources and human exposure implications. The second research objective is to determine the human exposure arising from such exposure at both individual and collective (population) scales at modern microenvironments. 

Contributions from outdoor air will be taken into account. The central idea of HEXACOMM is that a combination of tools and methods will enable us to relate indoor air quality to aerosol contaminants in urban homes, offices, vehicles with human exposure in a quantitative manner. To achieve our goal and objectives we propose to undertake, in parallel, a carefully designed validation programme at the European scale combining specifically targeted indoor air quality measurements, source apportionment studies, micro-environmental modelling, dosimetry modelling and exposure studies. Ultimately, our vision is that such enhanced understanding of the underpinning science will lead to improved indoor air quality in European domestic environments, while facilitating development of strategies to mitigate the impacts of aerosols on human exposure.