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). 

Greenbaum appointed to EPA Clean Air Committee

October 26, 2021

HEI President Dan Greenbaum was appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) this fall by EPA Administrator Michael Regan, along with several other new members. The CAAAC is a senior-level policy committee established in 1990 to advise EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation and the broader EPA on issues related to implementing the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.

HEI webinar: Informing potential applicants to RFA on non-tailpipe particle emissions

October 8, 2021

HEI will host a webinar on October 19, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:00 am EDT for potential applicants to RFA 21-1, Quantifying Real-World Impacts of Non-Tailpipe Particulate Matter Emissions. This webinar will describe the HEI application process and provide an opportunity to ask questions about the process and requirements. The deadline for Preliminary Applications is January 19, 2022.

HEI issues RFA to study non-tailpipe particle emissions

October 6, 2021

HEI has issued RFA 21-1, Quantifying Real-World Impacts of Non-Tailpipe Particulate Matter Emissions, to study non-tailpipe particulate matter emissions from motor vehicles and their impacts on air quality, human exposure, and human health. The deadline for Preliminary Applications is January 19, 2022.