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Webinar:  Did power plant and motor vehicle controls improve air quality and health in Atlanta?

April 2018

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Did Power Plant and Motor Vehicle Controls Improve Air Quality and Health in Atlanta?

Thursday April 19, 2018, 1 pm EDT  

Presented by the Health Effects Institute and

Armistead (Ted) Russell, Georgia Institute of Technology

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Do air pollution control measures actually work?

A new rigorous study released on April 19 by the Health Effects Institute (HEI) attempts to answer that important question. 

After a number of national and state air pollution control measures taken in and around Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Ted Russell and colleagues from Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University examined whether regulations targeting power plants and mobile sources were effective in reducing pollutant emissions, improving air quality, and improving health.

Their comprehensive report, Impacts of Regulations on Air Quality and Emergency Department Visits in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area, 1999–2013, was published at www.healtheffects.org on Thursday, April 19. The webinar included a brief introduction of HEI's accountability research program*, a presentation by Dr. Russell of the new study, and a question and answer period.

*This new study is the latest in a series of studies in HEI's Accountability Research Program which systematically tests whether actions intended to improve air quality and health actually produce that effect.

Webinar agenda

1:00 pm  Welcome:  Dan Greenbaum, HEI

1:05 pm   What is Accountability Research?   Annemoon van Erp, HEI

1:20 pm  Feature Presentation:  Ted Russell, Georgia Institute of Technology

1:45 pm  Question & answer period