Announcements

Air Pollution and Adverse Reproductive Health Outcomes

August 3, 2016

HEI Research Report 188 analyzes associations between increases in various air pollution exposure metrics and increased risks of preterm birth. Jun Wu was funded under HEI's Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award to conduct a comprehensive nested, case-control study of air pollution and adverse birth and pregnancy outcomes, using birth certificate data collected in California from 2001 to 2008. 

Summer 2016 Update now available

July 26, 2016

The Summer 2016 Update features a new report on air pollution effects on birth and pregnancy outcomes, and the presentation of Global Burden of Disease – Major Air Pollution Sources (GBD MAPS) results at a major Chinese air pollution meeting. Also read a recap of the Annual Conference in Denver and HEI briefings with policy experts, regulators, and advisory committees. 

Request for Qualifications and Proposal for Quality Assurance Oversight

June 1, 2016

HEI is seeking qualified contractors to provide quality assurance services for studies investigating the adverse health effects of low levels of air pollution. The deadline for proposal submission is August 31, 2016. For more information please contact Hanna Boogaard at HEI. 

Rapid Heart Rhythm Changes After PM Exposure

May 31, 2016

HEI Research Report 186Ambient and Controlled Particle Exposures as Triggers for Acute ECG Changes, reports a study conducted by David Rich and Annette Peters and their teams using data from four previously completed studies (two panel studies and two controlled-exposure studies). 

"Direct" Approach Evaluates Air Quality Interventions

May 31, 2016

HEI Research Report 187, Causal Inference Methods for Estimating Long-Term Health Effects of Air Quality Regulations, was funded as part of HEI’s Accountability research program, aimed at understanding whether actions to improve air quality have resulted in improved health outcomes.

Spring 2016 Update now available

May 18, 2016

The Spring 2016 newsletter reports on a third study under way in Europe to complete the comprehensive HEI effort to examine the potential health effects of air pollution at low levels; HEI's new research program focusing on the health effects of exposure to traffic-related pollution; and the GBD MAPS team's presentation of preliminary data on coal’s impact on health in China, and more.