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Marko Tainio1,2

1. National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)

Department of Environmental Health

P.O. Box 95, FI-70701 Kuopio, Finland


2. Systems Research Institute (SRI)

Polish Academy of Sciences

Newelska 6, 01-447 Warsaw, Poland.


Marko Tainio


National Public Health Institute Centre for Environmental Health Risk Analysis P.O.Box 95, FI-70701 Kuopio


phone: +358 20 610 6327, fax: +358 20 610 6498

Areas of interest

  • Fine particulate matter (PM2.5)
  • risk analysis
  • sensitivity analysis
  • Monte-Carlo simulation
  • modeling
  • traffic


  • Master of Science in Environmental Sciences from the University of Kuopio, Finland
  • Exchange student in the University of Wageninen, Netherlands
  • Postgraduate student in the University of Kuopio, Finland

Current research

Selected publications

  • Tuomisto JT, Tainio M: An economic way of reducing health, environmental, and other pressures of urban traffic: a decision analysis on trip aggregation. BMC Public Health 2005, 5:123.
  • Health effects caused by primary fine particulate matter (PM2.5) emitted from busses in Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Finland. Tainio, M, Tuomisto, J.T., Aarnio, P., Jantunen, M. and Pekkanen, J. Risk Analysis 25(1):151-160.
  • Risk-benefit analysis of eating farmed salmon. Tuomisto J.T., Tuomisto J., Tainio M., Niittynen M., Verkasalo P., Vartiainen T., Kiviranta H., Pekkanen J. Science 305(5683): 476.
  • Eri bussitekniikoiden vaikutus pienhiukkasten aiheuttamaan kuolleisuuteen pääkaupunkiseudulla vuonna 2020 (in finnish). Marko Tainio, Jouni T. Tuomisto, Päivi Aarnio, Matti Jantunen, Kimmo Koistinen, Otto Hänninen, Juha Pekkanen. Sosiaali- ja terveysministeriön monisteita 2004:1.


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