New and Improved HEI Web Site!

September 6, 2016

HEI’s newly redesigned Web site went live in mid-August. In addition to a fresh new look, you will find these helpful features: Easier navigation and cross-linking of information; enhanced search function; Buttons for sharing via social media; Dedicated pages for our top-priority work; and much more. We welcome your feedback. 

HEI is hiring two staff scientists

August 24, 2016

The Health Effects Institute (HEI) seeks two strong candidates with expertise in epidemiology and in exposure assessment to play a central role in HEI’s work on air pollution and health in North America, Europe, and around the world. They will work closely with HEI’s scientific staff, Director of Science, President, and Vice President in an intellectually engaging and collaborative work environment located in the heart of Boston’s downtown. Please refer to Careers for more information. 

Burden of Disease in China from Coal-burning and Other Sources

August 18, 2016

Special Report 20, Burden of Disease Attributable to Coal-Burning and Other Major Sources of Air Pollution in China, provides the first comprehensive assessment of the current and predicted burdens of disease attributable to coal-burning and other major sources of particulate matter air pollution (PM2.5) in China at the national and provincial levels. 


August 17, 2016

专题报告20,燃煤和其他主要大气污染源所致的中国疾病负担。报告从国家与省级层面,对中国燃煤及其他主要空气污染源释放的细颗粒物(PM2.5)所造成当前及未来疾病负担进行了第一次综合评估。此项报告由清华大学、健康影响研究所、健康指标和评估研究所(IHME)与不列颠哥伦比亚大学联合发布,是全球疾病负担-主要空气污染源(GDB MAPS)这一国际合作项目的研究结果。分析表明,燃煤是造成空气污染、影响健康的最大元凶。2013年,仅燃煤一项在中国就导致约36.6万人过早死亡,其中以工业与民用燃煤影响最为重大。报告还指出,如不采取进一步行动,到2030年健康负担将会大幅增加。

Air Pollution and Adverse Reproductive Health Outcomes

August 3, 2016

HEI Research Report 188 analyzes associations between increases in various air pollution exposure metrics and increased risks of preterm birth. Jun Wu was funded under HEI's Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award to conduct a comprehensive nested, case-control study of air pollution and adverse birth and pregnancy outcomes, using birth certificate data collected in California from 2001 to 2008. 

Summer 2016 Update now available

July 26, 2016

The Summer 2016 Update features a new report on air pollution effects on birth and pregnancy outcomes, and the presentation of Global Burden of Disease – Major Air Pollution Sources (GBD MAPS) results at a major Chinese air pollution meeting. Also read a recap of the Annual Conference in Denver and HEI briefings with policy experts, regulators, and advisory committees.