Headline: APExpose_DE, an air quality exposure dataset for Germany 2010–2019

Exposure to poor air quality is considered a major influence on the occurrence of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Air pollution has also been linked to the severity of the effects of epidemics such as COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Epidemiological studies require datasets of the long-term exposure to air pollution. We present the APExpose_DE dataset, a long-term (2010–2019) dataset providing ambient air pollution metrics at yearly time resolution for NO2, NO, O3, PM10 and PM2.5 at the NUTS-3 spatial resolution level for Germany (corresponding to the Landkreis or Kreisfreie Stadt in Germany, 402 in total).

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Caseiro, A., & von Schneidemesser, E. (2021). APExpose_DE, an air quality exposure dataset for Germany 2010–2019. Scientific data, 8(1): 287. doi:10.1038/s41597-021-01068-6.

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Climate Change and Air Pollution: Research Needs and Pathways to Policy Implementation