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.

HEI President Elena Craft comments on air quality standards for soot

January 11, 2024

The following is excerpted from an article in Politico’s E&E News quoting HEI President Elena Craft. Please note you can read the full article here with a subscription.

E&E News

Register for HEI's final webinar on air pollution and health in East Africa

December 22, 2023

Join us for HEI's East Africa Webinar 4, Opportunities for promoting integrated action on air pollution, energy, and climate in East Africa, on January 31 at 7:00 AM (EST) / 3:00 PM (EAT). 

The goal of this webinar is to explore the multiple benefits of pollution prevention in the context of competing priorities such as economic growth, infrastructure development, and food security across the East Africa.

Apply to be a Fellow in HEI's 2024 Summer Fellowship

December 4, 2023

HEI is excited to launch its Summer Fellowship Program for a second year! The program, which provides a mentor for each fellow, encourages undergraduate students from backgrounds underrepresented in the environmental health sciences to pursue research in this area. Fellows receive financial support for a 10-week summer fellowship in 2024. The program is run in collaboration with the International Society of Exposure Science and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology.