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September 2021 Update now available

September 24, 2021

In this issue of Update, read about a major HEI study in Europe that found evidence of health effects at low levels of air pollution; a new Board Chair; our first-ever Director of Science Communications; steps HEI is taking toward diversity, equity, and inclusion; the launch of new studies on wildfires and the effectiveness of air quality policies, and more. 

HEI study in Europe finds evidence of health effects at lower levels of air pollution

September 15, 2021

A major new HEI report presents a study examining associations between exposures to relatively low levels of air pollution and several health outcomes among participants in 22 European cohorts. 

HEI launches three new studies on wildfires and effectiveness of air quality policies

August 3, 2021

The HEI Board of Directors recently approved funding for three new studies: one to be conducted as part of HEI’s Accountability program to test whether air quality actions achieve cleaner air and better health, and two on the air and health impacts of wildfires.

Taking steps toward action on inclusiveness

August 3, 2021

HEI is pleased to report on some early steps taken to advance inclusiveness, both within the organization and through external work, in accordance with the goals stated in its Action Plan to Promote Inclusion.

Study examines role of social stressors in air pollution–disease links

July 30, 2021

HEI has published Research Report 206, Social Susceptibility to Multiple Air Pollutants in Cardiovascular Disease, which presents a study led by Dr. Jane Clougherty at Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University. Clougherty and colleagues examined whether associations between community- and individual-level cardiovascular disease events and ambient air pollutants vary by social stressors. 

HEI welcomes communications director to staff

July 27, 2021

HEI is pleased to welcome Tom Champoux to a new staff position, Director of Science Communications. Champoux joined HEI on July 26. He will expand on the roles filled by Hilary Polk, who retired in May as Managing Editor after many successful years at HEI.