Watch HEI’s new State of Global Air video: Cleaner Air, Healthier Children

April 12, 2024

Watch our video “Cleaner Air, Healthier Children” to learn more about the health effects of air pollution on children. 

Honoring the life and legacy of Dan Greenbaum

April 5, 2024

It is with tremendous sadness that we share the news that HEI President Emeritus Daniel S. Greenbaum has passed away. Dan was widely respected both personally and professionally around the world, and everyone who knew him understands what a tragic loss this is to the entire scientific and environmental health community.

Mourning the loss of HEI board member Jared Cohon

April 2, 2024

It is with tremendous sadness that we share the news that HEI Board member Dr. Jared (Jerry) Cohon has passed away. Dr. Cohon first joined the HEI board in 2003, becoming one of its longest tenured members.

Now accepting applications for new heavy duty diesel research

March 5, 2024

As part of our mission, HEI research has evaluated exposure and health effects in the ever-changing landscape of engine emissions. We are pleased to inform you of a new funding opportunity RFQ 24-1: Benefits Assessment of Accelerated Turnover of the On-Road Diesel Vehicle Fleet in the United States.

Robust scientific evidence supports EPA’s new air quality standard to improve public health

February 13, 2024

HEI acknowledges the decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to lower the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter air pollution (PM2.5) from 12 µg/m3 (micrograms per cubic meter) to 9 µg/m3. This is the first change in the PM2.5 NAAQS limits since 2012. The EPA has estimated that their decision to lower the limit may prevent as many as 4,500 premature deaths in the U.S., including many from historically marginalized and other vulnerable communities that often face the greatest risks from air pollution exposure.