Fall 2020 Update now available

November 17, 2020

In this issue of Update, read about the release of State of Global Air 2020; HEI’s progress on promoting inclusion; our prominent role in virtual international meetings on exposure science and epidemiology; and more!

HEI 2020 Travel Awardees to present in December 3 webinar

November 13, 2020

HEI is excited to be able to showcase the HEI 2020 Travel Awardees’ work in a webinar on December 3rd from 3 pm to 4:30 pm EST.

Brussels workshop report published

November 12, 2020

The November 2020 issue of the European Respiratory Journal contains a summary report of a joint scientific meeting of HEI, the World Health Organization, the European Respiratory Society, and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology. The workshop was a key step in evaluating whether to update Europe’s air quality policies.

Join HEI December 2 for webinar on air pollution and COVID-19

November 11, 2020

The Health Effects Institute, the European Respiratory Society, and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology–Europe are organizing a December 2 webinar to discuss environmental health research needs and policies to inform the European Green Deal in these challenging times.

State of Global Air 2020 reports air pollution's impact on neonatal mortality

October 21, 2020

The newly released State of Global Air 2020 reports on the first comprehensive analysis of air pollution’s global impact on neonatal mortality. The analysis finds that outdoor and household particulate matter pollution contributed to the deaths of nearly 500,000 infants in their first month of life. As in previous years, the 2020 update of the State of Global Air report and accompanying website provides a comprehensive global report card on the levels and trends in air quality and health for every country in the world.

HEI celebrates UN’s first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies

September 3, 2020

Recognizing the need to reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from air, water, and soil pollution, the Members of the United Nations have called for an International Day of Clean Air on September 7, 2020. The day will bring awareness to the UN’s goal of reducing hazardous chemical contamination leading to human health effects by 2030, as well as decreasing the adverse environmental impact of cities. The Health Effects Institute has for the last four decades worked to improve scientific understanding of the nature of air pollution, its sources, and its impacts on human health.