The Technion Center of Excellence in Exposure Science and Environmental Health
The main objective of CITI-SENSE is to develop “citizens’ observatories” technologies and concept, to empower citizens to contribute and participate in environmental governance, and to support and influence community and policy priorities and the associated decision making.
The project focuses on optical methodologies for spatial monitoring of ambient fine PM at the urban and neighborhood scales. Fine PM is progressively accentuated by the environmental sensing community, led by the EPA, as a major health risk that requires better characterization at a higher spatiotemporal resolution.
Exposure estimates were produced for the patients that participate in this study
using 3 versions of the ODM model described in (2), including the model that
includes the error correction scheme. Medical data were extracted from the
Israel National Security Service. Hazard ratios were calculated for different time
intervals during the pregnancy period as well as for controlled periods before
and after it. Preliminary results suggested that some refining of the
epidemiological model is required, including examining additional confounders
and possible further improving the exposure estimation.