Rob Beelen

Summary

Affiliation: Utrecht University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Road traffic noise frequency and prevalent hypertension in Taichung, Taiwan: a cross-sectional study
    Ta Yuan Chang
    Department of Occupational Safety and Health, College of Public Health, China Medical University, 91 Hsueh Shih Road, Taichung 40402, Taiwan, R, O, C
    Environ Health 13:37. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Effects of long-term exposure to air pollution on natural-cause mortality: an analysis of 22 European cohorts within the multicentre ESCAPE project
    Rob Beelen
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands Electronic address
    Lancet 383:785-95. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Mapping of background air pollution at a fine spatial scale across the European Union
    Rob Beelen
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Division Environmental Epidemiology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Sci Total Environ 407:1852-67. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Long-term exposure to elemental constituents of particulate matter and cardiovascular mortality in 19 European cohorts: results from the ESCAPE and TRANSPHORM projects
    Meng Wang
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Environ Int 66:97-106. 2014
  5. doi request reprint Long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution and lung cancer risk
    Rob Beelen
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Division Environmental Epidemiology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Epidemiology 19:702-10. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Associations between particulate matter composition and childhood blood pressure--The PIAMA study
    Natalya Bilenko
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, P O Box 80178, 3508 TD Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Environ Int 84:1-6. 2015
  7. pmc Natural-cause mortality and long-term exposure to particle components: an analysis of 19 European cohorts within the multi-center ESCAPE project
    Rob Beelen
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Environ Health Perspect 123:525-33. 2015
  8. doi request reprint Systematic evaluation of land use regression models for NO₂
    Meng Wang
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences IRAS, Division of Environmental Epidemiology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Environ Sci Technol 46:4481-9. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Particulate matter composition and respiratory health: the PIAMA Birth Cohort study
    Ulrike Gehring
    From the aInstitute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands bDepartment of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland cUniversity of Basel, Basel, Switzerland dMRC PHE Centre for Environment and Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom eDivision of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Erasmus University Medical Center Sophia Children s Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands fNetherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research TNO, Utrecht, The Netherlands gDepartment of Pediatric Pulmonology and Pediatric Allergology, Beatrix Children s Hospital, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands hGroningen Research Institute for Asthma and COPD, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands iDepartment of Pulmonary Diseases, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands and jJulius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Epidemiology 26:300-9. 2015
  10. pmc Performance of multi-city land use regression models for nitrogen dioxide and fine particles
    Meng Wang
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Environ Health Perspect 122:843-9. 2014

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Publications28

  1. pmc Road traffic noise frequency and prevalent hypertension in Taichung, Taiwan: a cross-sectional study
    Ta Yuan Chang
    Department of Occupational Safety and Health, College of Public Health, China Medical University, 91 Hsueh Shih Road, Taichung 40402, Taiwan, R, O, C
    Environ Health 13:37. 2014
    ..This study investigated the association between exposure to different frequency components of road traffic noise and the prevalence of hypertension in central Taiwan...
  2. doi request reprint Effects of long-term exposure to air pollution on natural-cause mortality: an analysis of 22 European cohorts within the multicentre ESCAPE project
    Rob Beelen
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands Electronic address
    Lancet 383:785-95. 2014
    ..Within the multicentre European Study of Cohorts for Air Pollution Effects (ESCAPE), we aimed to investigate the association between natural-cause mortality and long-term exposure to several air pollutants...
  3. doi request reprint Mapping of background air pollution at a fine spatial scale across the European Union
    Rob Beelen
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Division Environmental Epidemiology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Sci Total Environ 407:1852-67. 2009
    ..This requires the ability to extrapolate from monitoring stations to unsampled locations. The aim was to assess methods to develop accurate and high resolution maps of background air pollution across the EU...
  4. doi request reprint Long-term exposure to elemental constituents of particulate matter and cardiovascular mortality in 19 European cohorts: results from the ESCAPE and TRANSPHORM projects
    Meng Wang
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Environ Int 66:97-106. 2014
    ..However, health effects of long-term exposure to constituents of PM on total CVD mortality have been explored in a single study only...
  5. doi request reprint Long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution and lung cancer risk
    Rob Beelen
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Division Environmental Epidemiology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Epidemiology 19:702-10. 2008
    ..Most studies on the association between lung cancer and air pollution have investigated mortality. There have been few studies of lung cancer incidence...
  6. doi request reprint Associations between particulate matter composition and childhood blood pressure--The PIAMA study
    Natalya Bilenko
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, P O Box 80178, 3508 TD Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Environ Int 84:1-6. 2015
    ..Evidence for an association between ambient particulate matter (PM) exposure and blood pressure is increasing, but little is known about the relevance of different PM constituents...
  7. pmc Natural-cause mortality and long-term exposure to particle components: an analysis of 19 European cohorts within the multi-center ESCAPE project
    Rob Beelen
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Environ Health Perspect 123:525-33. 2015
    ..Studies have shown associations between mortality and long-term exposure to particulate matter air pollution. Few cohort studies have estimated the effects of the elemental composition of particulate matter on mortality...
  8. doi request reprint Systematic evaluation of land use regression models for NO₂
    Meng Wang
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences IRAS, Division of Environmental Epidemiology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Environ Sci Technol 46:4481-9. 2012
    ..In our specific application, models based on as few as 24 training sites, however, achieved acceptable hold out validation R(2)s of, on average, 0.60...
  9. doi request reprint Particulate matter composition and respiratory health: the PIAMA Birth Cohort study
    Ulrike Gehring
    From the aInstitute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands bDepartment of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland cUniversity of Basel, Basel, Switzerland dMRC PHE Centre for Environment and Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom eDivision of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Erasmus University Medical Center Sophia Children s Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands fNetherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research TNO, Utrecht, The Netherlands gDepartment of Pediatric Pulmonology and Pediatric Allergology, Beatrix Children s Hospital, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands hGroningen Research Institute for Asthma and COPD, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands iDepartment of Pulmonary Diseases, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands and jJulius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Epidemiology 26:300-9. 2015
    ..Little is known about the importance of different PM constituents. We investigated the effects of PM constituents on asthma, allergy, and lung function until the age of 11-12 years...
  10. pmc Performance of multi-city land use regression models for nitrogen dioxide and fine particles
    Meng Wang
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Environ Health Perspect 122:843-9. 2014
    ..Transferability of LUR models from city to city has been investigated, but little is known about the performance of models based on large numbers of monitoring sites covering a large area...
  11. doi request reprint Land use regression model for ultrafine particles in Amsterdam
    Gerard Hoek
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences IRAS, Division of Environmental Epidemiology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Environ Sci Technol 45:622-8. 2011
    ..5, soot, and coarse particles. A LUR model for PNC has been developed, with similar validity as previous models for more commonly measured pollutants...
  12. pmc Air pollution exposure and lung function in children: the ESCAPE project
    Ulrike Gehring
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Environ Health Perspect 121:1357-64. 2013
    ..There is evidence for adverse effects of outdoor air pollution on lung function of children. Quantitative summaries of the effects of air pollution on lung function, however, are lacking due to large differences among studies...
  13. doi request reprint Elemental composition of particulate matter and the association with lung function
    Marloes Eeftens
    From the aInstitute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands bDepartment of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland cUniversity of Basel, Basel, Switzerland dKarolinska Institute, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden eCentre for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom fJulius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands gUniversity of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Institute of Inflammation and Repair, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom hHelmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Institute of Epidemiology II, Neuherberg, Germany iUniversity of Augsburg, Environmental Science Center, Augsburg, Germany jHelmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Institute of Epidemiology I, Neuherberg, Germany kSchool of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada lIUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, University of Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf,
    Epidemiology 25:648-57. 2014
    ..Negative effects of long-term exposure to particulate matter (PM) on lung function have been shown repeatedly. Spatial differences in the composition and toxicity of PM may explain differences in observed effect sizes between studies...
  14. doi request reprint Evaluation of land use regression models for NO2 and particulate matter in 20 European study areas: the ESCAPE project
    Meng Wang
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, P O Box 80178, 3508 TD Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Environ Sci Technol 47:4357-64. 2013
    ..Nevertheless, in most areas LUR models still explained a substantial fraction of the variation of concentrations measured at independent sites...
  15. doi request reprint Long-term exposure to air pollution and cardiovascular mortality: an analysis of 22 European cohorts
    Rob Beelen
    From the aInstitute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands bDepartment of Epidemiology, Lazio Regional Health Service, Rome, Italy cDanish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark dCenter for Epidemiology and Screening, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, CSS, København K, Denmark eMRC HPA Centre for Environment and Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Imperial College London, St Mary s Campus, London, United Kingdom fUniversity College London, CeLSIUS, London, United Kingdom gDepartment of Hygiene, Epidemiology, and Medical Statistics, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece hJulius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands iInstitute of Epidemiology and Medical Biometry, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany jIUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Dusseldorf, Germany, and Medical Faculty, University of Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany kInstitute of Epidemiology II, Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen,
    Epidemiology 25:368-78. 2014
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  16. doi request reprint Long-term exposure to air pollution and vascular damage in young adults
    Virissa Lenters
    Division of Environmental Epidemiology, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Epidemiology 21:512-20. 2010
    ..There are, however, very limited data in healthy young people. We examined the association between air pollutants and indicators of vascular damage in a cohort of young adults...
  17. doi request reprint Development of Land Use Regression models for PM(2.5), PM(2.5) absorbance, PM(10) and PM(coarse) in 20 European study areas; results of the ESCAPE project
    Marloes Eeftens
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, P O Box 80178, 3508 TD Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Environ Sci Technol 46:11195-205. 2012
    ..The final LUR models are used to estimate air pollution concentrations at the home addresses of participants in the health studies involved in ESCAPE...
  18. doi request reprint Stability of measured and modelled spatial contrasts in NO(2) over time
    Marloes Eeftens
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences IRAS, Utrecht University, PO Box 80178, 3508 TD Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 68:765-70. 2011
    ..We tested the stability of measured and modelled spatial contrasts in outdoor nitrogen dioxide (NO(2)) pollution across the Netherlands over 8 years...
  19. pmc Air Pollution and Lung Function in Dutch Children: A Comparison of Exposure Estimates and Associations Based on Land Use Regression and Dispersion Exposure Modeling Approaches
    Meng Wang
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Environ Health Perspect 123:847-51. 2015
    ..There is limited knowledge about the extent to which estimates of air pollution effects on health are affected by the choice for a specific exposure model...
  20. doi request reprint Development of land use regression models for elemental, organic carbon, PAH, and hopanes/steranes in 10 ESCAPE/TRANSPHORM European study areas
    Aleksandra Jedyńska
    TNO, Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Environ Sci Technol 48:14435-44. 2014
    ..The moderate to high explained variance of LUR models and the overall moderate correlation with PM2.5 model predictions support the application of especially the OC and PAH models in epidemiological studies. ..
  21. doi request reprint Long-term Exposure to Particulate Matter Constituents and the Incidence of Coronary Events in 11 European Cohorts
    Kathrin Wolf
    aHelmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Institute of Epidemiology II, Neuherberg, Germany bDepartment of Epidemiology, Lazio Regional Health Service, Rome, Italy cDanish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark dCenter for Epidemiology and Screening, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark eInstitute for Risk Assessment Sciences IRAS, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands fUnit of Cancer Epidemiology, AO Citta della Salute e della Scienza University of Turin and Center for Cancer Prevention, Turin, Italy gIUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Dusseldorf, Germany hInstitute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden iMolecular and Genetic Epidemiology Unit, HuGeF Human Genetics Foundation, Turin, Italy jDiet, Genes and Environment, Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark kDepartment of Environmental Health, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Kuopio, Finland lMedical Faculty, Heinrich Heine University of Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany mWest German Heart Center, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Essen
    Epidemiology 26:565-74. 2015
    ..This study examined the association of residential long-term exposure to PM components with incident coronary events...
  22. doi request reprint A New Technique for Evaluating Land-use Regression Models and Their Impact on Health Effect Estimates
    Meng Wang
    From the aInstitute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands bDepartment of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA cJulius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands and dDepartment of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    Epidemiology 27:51-6. 2016
    ..The objective of this study was to develop an improved validation procedure for land-use regression models with variable selection and investigate health effect estimates in relation to land-use regression model performance...
  23. doi request reprint A national fine spatial scale land-use regression model for ozone
    Jules Kerckhoffs
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, University Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Environ Res 140:440-8. 2015
    ..Land use regression modeling is a promising method to assess ozone spatial variation, but the high correlation with NO2 limits application in epidemiology...
  24. doi request reprint Traffic-related air pollution and noise and children's blood pressure: results from the PIAMA birth cohort study
    Natalya Bilenko
    Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 22:4-12. 2015
    ..Little is known about these associations in children. We investigated the associations of air pollution and noise exposure with blood pressure in 12-year-olds...
  25. pmc Long-term effects of traffic-related air pollution on mortality in a Dutch cohort (NLCS-AIR study)
    Rob Beelen
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Division Environmental Epidemiology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Environ Health Perspect 116:196-202. 2008
    ..Several studies have found an effect on mortality of between-city contrasts in long-term exposure to air pollution. The effect of within-city contrasts is still poorly understood...
  26. doi request reprint Residential proximity to major roads and term low birth weight: the roles of air pollution, heat, noise, and road-adjacent trees
    Payam Dadvand
    From the aCentre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain bCIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Barcelona, Spain cOffice of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California Environmental Protection Agency, Oakland, CA dDepartment of Maternal Foetal Medicine, ICGON, Hospital Clinic IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain eUniversitat Pompeu Fabra UPF, Barcelona, Spain fInstitute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Division Environmental Epidemiology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands gSchool of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA and hJulius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Epidemiology 25:518-25. 2014
    ..5), PM(2.5-10), PM(10), PM(2.5) absorbance, nitrogen dioxide, and nitrogen oxides), heat, and noise and buffering effect of road-adjacent trees on this association...
  27. doi request reprint Inflammatory markers in relation to long-term air pollution
    Nahid Mostafavi
    Division of Environmental Epidemiology, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, 3584 CM Utrecht, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Environ Int 81:1-7. 2015
    ..Effects were stronger in Italy than in Sweden, potentially reflecting the difference in air pollution levels between the two cohorts...
  28. doi request reprint Air pollution during pregnancy and childhood cognitive and psychomotor development: six European birth cohorts
    Monica Guxens
    From the aCenter for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain bHospital del Mar Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain cSpanish Consortium for Research on Epidemiology and Public Health CIBERESP, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain dInserm, Team of Environmental Epidemiology Applied to Reproduction and Respiratory Health, U823, Grenoble, France eUniversity Grenoble Alpes, Institut Albert Bonniot, Grenoble, France fDepartment of Epidemiology Lazio Regional Health Service, Rome, Italy gUniversity of Valencia, Valencia, Spain hCenter for Public Health Research CSISP FISABIO, Valencia, Spain iInstitute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands jDepartment of Social Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece kINSERM, Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health CESP, U1018, Epidemiology of Diabetes, Obesity and Kidney Disease Lifelong Approach Team, Paris, France lUniversity Paris Sud, UMRS 1018, France mCentre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, United Kingdom nBiomedical Research Center, University of Granada Granada, MS 439
    Epidemiology 25:636-47. 2014
    ..Accumulating evidence from laboratory animal and human studies suggests that air pollution exposure during pregnancy affects cognitive and psychomotor development in childhood...