Announcements

New low-level air pollution exposure report examines risk of mortality in older Americans

January 19, 2022

A major new HEI report presents a study examining the risk of mortality associated with exposure to low ambient air pollution concentrations in a cohort of 68.5 million older Americans. 

Final webinar in series on air pollution & health in Southeast Europe

January 13, 2022

Join us on February 2, 2022 (8:30 am - 10:30 am EST | 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm CET) for the final webinar in the series, "The Role of Scientific and Other Evidence in Informing Southeast European Regional and National Air Quality Legislation."

HEI issues request for Rosenblith Award applications

December 20, 2021

HEI has issued RFA 21-2, the Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award. This RFA solicits proposals from promising candidates at the assistant professor level or equivalent for research on air pollution and health.

New HEI report examines major sources of PM and impacts on global health

December 13, 2021

A new report published by HEI brings together for the first time comprehensive global estimates of the most common sources of fine particulate matter (PM) air pollution and its impacts on global health. Key findings in the report, Global Burden of Disease from Major Air Pollution Sources (GBD MAPS), show that PM exposure from the burning of fossil fuels contributed to more than one million deaths globally in 2017, with more than half of those coming from coal combustion. The burning of solid biofuels, such as wood for indoor heating and cooking, accounts for an additional 740,000 deaths.

HEI issues RFIQ to study health effects of air pollution in India

November 17, 2021

HEI has issued RFIQ 21-3, Studies of Air Pollution and Health Effects in India, to identify and fund scientific teams to conduct epidemiologic studies of exposure to air pollution and cardiovascular and respiratory disease or other relevant health outcomes in India.

New experts join HEI's Research and Review Committees

November 15, 2021

HEI’s Board of Directors recently approved the appointments of three distinguished scientists to the Research Committee and two to the Review Committee. In collaboration with HEI staff, these committees perform distinct and independent roles to ensure the quality of HEI’s research: to select and oversee research projects (Research Committee) and critically review results (Review Committee).