Air quality

  • Indicateur
Qualité de l'air


PULSAR is interested in both indoor and outdoor air quality and therefore considers air quality to be part of the “natural environment” and “built environment” subdimensions. Contaminants and pollutants in indoor and outdoor air can have a significant impact on the health of individuals, including cardiovascular and respiratory health. In 2018 the World Health Organisation declared that air pollution (both indoor and outdoor) is a major environmental health problem affecting everyone in low-, middle-, and high-income countries (WHO 2018).

Committee approach

The committee has just begun its work on this aspect. Information will be added soon.


Nathalie Barrette
Department of Geography, FFGG

Jean Philippe Gilbert
Department of Geography, FFGG

Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ)


PULSAR has developed a conceptual framework for exploring and identifying the best ways to measure and evaluate specific aspects of sustainable health. This framework makes it possible to take stock of existing tools and measures and categorize and classify them according to various criteria such as ease of use, complexity, and implementation cost. Once established by consensus by our committees, this system will provide a quick overview of the tools and measures proposed by PULSAR for each dimension of interest. The conceptual framework is re-evaluated annually to allow the committees to make improvements so it can be used to develop multiple indicators of sustainable health.

Contacter PULSAR

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