State of Global Air Special Report on air quality and health in Serbia

September 23, 2022

A new report from the Health Effects Institute’s Global Health program, Trends in Air Quality and Health in the Republic of Serbia, highlights air quality and its health impacts for Serbia.

Apply to be a mentor in new, inclusive fellowship program

September 14, 2022

In partnership with the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) and International Society of Exposure Science (ISES), the Health Effects Institute is launching a new paid summer fellowship program to encourage undergraduate students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the environmental health sciences to pursue research in this area.

Study aims to better understand air pollutant concentrations near busy roads

August 30, 2022

Exposure to traffic-related air pollution, especially at the higher levels occurring in cities, has been associated with adverse health effects such as childhood asthma, impaired lung function, and cardiovascular disease.

Comprehensive new report details two major air pollutants and related health impacts in more than 7,000 cities

August 16, 2022

The world’s biggest cities and urban areas face some of the worst air quality on the planet, according to a new report published by HEI. The report, Air Quality and Health in Cities, released by HEI’s State of Global Air Initiative, provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of air pollution and global health impacts for more than 7,000 cities around the world, focusing on two of the most harmful pollutants; fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2).

New Canadian study reports health effects at very low air pollution levels

July 13, 2022

A comprehensive new HEI study examining potential health risks from low levels of air pollution exposure in millions of Canadian citizens reports increased risks of mortality, including at the lowest levels of exposure to fine particulate matter air pollution (PM2.5), levels tha

Detailed review finds strong links between adverse health effects and traffic pollution

June 16, 2022

A comprehensive new scientific review released today finds growing confidence in the links between several adverse health effects and traffic-related air pollution (TRAP). The review, the largest of its type to date, was conducted by a panel of thirteen renowned experts who evaluated 353 scientific reports published between 1980 and 2019 on traffic pollution and related health effects.