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Dr Michal Krzyzanowski

Visiting Professor

Michal KrzyzanowskiScience Policy
Environmental Research Group
King's College London
Franklin-Wilkins Building
150 Stamford Street

Tel: 020 7848 3844

Research Interests

My interests focus on the review and evaluation of health effects of air pollution, on methods for risk assessment and on preparation of recommendation for policies aiming at reduction of the impacts of pollution on populations. 

A wider scope is the assessment of environmental health risks aiming at informing national and international environmental and health policies. 

This interface between the science and policy has been the main task of the European Centre for Environment and Health of the World Health Organization. As the WHO/ECEH staff member for over 20 years and, until recently, WHO/ECEH Head, I participated in preparation of the scientific background to the European Environment and Health Process, marked by its ministerial conferences (with the recent one, the Fifth, in Parma, in 2010). 

Working with representatives of governments and public health institutions of individual Member States, I reviewed performance of their policies to address environmental health risks. 

I lead several projects evaluating health aspects of air pollution in support of development and revision of EU policies in air quality as well as preparation of the 2005 Update of the WHO Air Quality Guidelines and of the series of the WHO Guidelines on Indoor Air Quality. 

For over a decade, I was the Chair of the Task Force on Health of the Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution.  A background to this work provided my active epidemiological research on health effects of air pollution, and of other environmental factors, I conducted in Poland, United States and France before joining the WHO. 

Selected publications

Anenberg SC, Belova A, Brandt J, Fann N, Greco S, Guttikunda S, Heroux ME, Hurley F, Krzyzanowski M, Medina S, Miller B, Pandey K, Roos J, van Dingenen R. Survey of ambient air pollution health risk assessment tools. Risk Analysis 2016

West J,   Cohen A, Dentener F, Brunekreef B, Zhu T, Armstrong B, Bell M, Brauer M, Carmichael GR, Costa D, Dockery D, Kleeman MJ, Krzyzanowski M, Kunzli N, Liousse C, Lung S-C, Martin RV, Pöschl U, Pope CA, Roberts JM, Russell AG, Wiedinmyer C. What we breathe impacts our health: improving understanding of the link between air pollution and health. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2016; 50:4895-4904

Krzyzanowski M. Wpływ zanieczyszczenia powietrza pyłami na układ krążenia i oddychania (Circulatory and respiratory effects of particulate air pollution). Lekarz Wojskowy 2016

Heroux M-E, Anderson HR, Atkinson R, Brunekreef B, Cohen A, Forastirer F, Hurley F, Katsouyanni K, Krewski D, Krzyzanowski M, Künzli N, Mills I, Querol X, Ostro B, Walton H. Quantifying the health impacts of ambient air pollutants: recommendations of a EHO/Europe project. Int J Public Health 2015; 60: 619-627

Krzyzanowski M, Apte JS, Bonjour SP, Brauer M, Cohen AJ, Prüss-Ustun AM. Air Pollution in Mega-cities. Current Environmental Health Reports 2014; 1:185-191 

Krzyzanowski M, Seroka W, Skotak K, Wojtyniak B. Mortality and Hospital Admissions Due to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Poland. BiTP, Vol. 33 Issue 1, 2014, pp. 75-82

Krzyzanowski M, Apte JS, Bonjour SP, Brauer M, Cohen AJ, Prüss-Ustun AM. Air Pollution in Mega-cities. Current Environmental Health Reports 2014; 1:185-191

Brauer M, Amann M, Burnett R, Cohen A, Dentener F, Ezzati M, Henderson S, Krzyzanowski M, Martin R, Van Dingenen R, van Donkelaar A, Thurston G. Exposure assessment for estimation of the global burden of disease attributable to outdoor air pollution. Environmental Science & Technology 2012, 46, 652-660

Janssen NAH, Gerlofs-Nijland ME, Lanki T, Salonen RO, Cassee F, Hoek G, Fischer P, Brunekreef B, Krzyzanowki M. Health effects of black carbon. World Health Organization 2012 (86 pp) 

van Donkelaar A, Martin RV, Levy RC, da Silva AM, Krzyzanowski M, Chubarova NE, Semutnikova E, Cohen A. Satellite-based estimates of ground-level fine particulate matter during extreme events: A case study of the Moscow fires in 2010. Atmospheric Environment 2011; 45 (34); 6225-32

Krzyzanowski M, Cohen A. Update of WHO air quality guidelines. Air Qual Atmos Health 1: 7-13, 2008

Krzyzanowski M, Vandenberg J, Stieb D. Perspectives on air quality policy issues in Europe and North America. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 2005; 68: 1-5

Peluso M, Munnia A, Hoek G, Krzyzanowski M, Veglia F, …. Paolo Vineis et al. DNA Adducts and Lung Cancer Risk : A Prospective Study. Cancer Research 2005; 65: (17) 8042-48 

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