• NASA Aerosol Map

    Optical thickness of dust (red), seasalt (blue),
    organic/black carbon (green) and
    sulfates (white).
    Source: NASA (GEOS-5, GOCART)


The German-Israeli Helmholtz International Laboratory aeroHEALTH strives to understand the biological and health effects of atmospheric aerosols mechanistically, combining information on primary emissions as well as secondary and ambient aerosols. Atmospheric processing (“ageing”) under atmospheric relevant conditions of biogenic and anthropogenic emissions are simulated on short and long term scales to connect laboratory observations with the observed health impacts from field experiments. Read More >

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Inauguration of the aeroHEALTH International Lab in Munich

On the 5th of December, the aeroHEALTH International Lab and the first joint measuring campaign were launched in the laboratory of CMA, in Sendling,...


Inspection of the new reactor SAPHIR-STAR

Installation of a new continuous stirred-tank reactor SAPHIR-STAR at the IEK-8 of the Forschungszentrum Jülich.



From 25 to 30 August 2019, the EAC took place in Gothenburg, Sweden. The aeroHEALTH consortium was strongly represented with 10 lectures, which can be...


Inauguration of the Helmholtz International Laboratory aeroHEALTH - Picture Galery

On Monday, April 1st, the Helmholtz International Laboratory aeroHEALTH was officially inaugurated at the Weizmann Institute in Israel. The President...

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Launch of the aeroHEALTH project

The starting signal has been given for the German-Israeli aeroHEALTH project. The Presidents of the Helmholtz Association and the Weizmann Institute...


Helmholtz International Lab aeroHEALTH at a glance

The Helmholtz International Lab aeroHEALTH flyer is now available in printed form. For all aeroHEALTH interested parties, we have created a flyer,...


Kick Off Meeting at the Umwelt Forschungsstation Schneefernerhaus

The first aeroHEALTH project meeting took place at the Umwelt Forschungsstation Schneefernerhaus from the 28th - 30th of January 2019. In this...

Mission and Vision

The World Health Organisation (WHO) states particulate matter (PM) air pollution to be the largest environmental health risk in Europe, causing a substantial disease burden. It is estimated that in 2014 more than 90% of the world population lived in places where WHO air quality guidelines were not met, causing 3 million premature deaths due to exposure to ambient air pollution and making it the fourth highest risk factor of death globally. Although the association between several combustion aerosols and adverse health effects is well established, the effect of atmospheric ageing on aerosol toxicity has been sparsely investigated. This knowledge gap is addressed by the research of AeroHEALTH. Read more >