The
Air
We
Breathe
             A
Public
Health
Dialogue



Presented
by
Nuntavarn
Vichit‐Vadakan,
Dr.P.H.
Presented
at
Ho...
How
has
Bangkok
used
public
health
 informa8on
in
formula8ng
policy
for
be:er
air
 quality?
                              ...
Blood Lead Levels in Thai Population
                                                   1980 -1996
                    35 ...
Current State and Trends of the Air Quality in BKK
                      PM10




    Annual standard 50 µg/m3
Mi8ga8on
measures
for
par8culate
ma:er


                                  Policy Maker
           PH
      Information   ...
Comparison
of
PM10
Health
Effects
in
Bangkok
                 (Mortality)
                                RR per 10 ug/m3 P...
Drivers for Policy Development:
                Better Air Quality

                           Policy Maker
              ...
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Civic Exchange 2009 The Air We Breathe Conference - Experts Symposium 9 January 2009

The Bangkok Experience
presented by Prof. Nuntavarn Vichit-Vadakan

http://air.dialogue.org.hk

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Civic Exchange 2009 The Air We Breathe Conference - The Bangkok Experience

  1. 1. The
Air
We
Breathe A
Public
Health
Dialogue Presented
by Nuntavarn
Vichit‐Vadakan,
Dr.P.H. Presented
at Hong
Kong
Conven@on
and
Exhibi@on
Centre,
Hong
Kong January
9,
2009
  2. 2. How
has
Bangkok
used
public
health informa8on
in
formula8ng
policy
for
be:er
air quality? • Phasing
out
leaded
gasoline • Phasing
out
leaded gasoline Policy Maker • Mi@ga@on
measures
for PH par@culate
maMer Information (World-wide Studies) Government Community Sector Dr. Wasi’s Policy development model “Triangle that moves the mountain”
  3. 3. Blood Lead Levels in Thai Population 1980 -1996 35 Gasoline lead content .84 .45 .40 Complete phase out 30 Pb Levels (ug/dl) 25 Adults Children 20 bus driver police men 15 cord blood Threshold level 10 5 0 80 82 84 86 88 90 92 94 96 98 100 Year
  4. 4. Current State and Trends of the Air Quality in BKK PM10 Annual standard 50 µg/m3
  5. 5. Mi8ga8on
measures
for
par8culate
ma:er Policy Maker PH Information Policy (BMA Commissioned study ) 1996 Government Community Sector Dr. Wasi’s Policy development model “Triangle that moves the mountain”
  6. 6. Comparison
of
PM10
Health
Effects
in
Bangkok (Mortality) RR per 10 ug/m3 PM
10 Annual PM10
Level (ug/m3) All
Causes Cardiovascular Respiratory Vichit‐Vadakan
et.al, (1992
to
1995) 1.0
% 3.0% 1.6% 65 Vichit‐Vadakan et.al,(PAPA) 1.3% 1.9% 1.0% 52 (1999
–
2003)
  7. 7. Drivers for Policy Development: Better Air Quality Policy Maker Economics • Economics • Technological Feasibility • Health Government Sector Community Technological Feasibility Health Dr. Wasi’s Policy development model “Triangle that moves the mountain”
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