State of Global Air 2018: Over 7 billion people face unsafe air

April 17, 2018

HEI has issued State of Global Air 2018 with the latest trends in air quality and its impact on human health around the world. For the first time, the 2018 report and website include worldwide estimates of exposure and health burdens from burning of solid fuels inside people’s homes.

Webinar:  Did power plant and motor vehicle controls improve air quality and health in Atlanta?

April 13, 2018

Did Power Plant and Motor Vehicle Controls Improve Air Quality and Health in Atlanta? Tune in to a public webinar on Thursday April 19 at 1 pm EDT. Presented by the Health Effects Institute and Armistead (Ted) Russell, Georgia Institute of Technology. (Slide presentations now available.)

Request for Qualifications and Proposal for Quality Assurance Oversight

March 30, 2018

HEI is seeking qualified contractors to provide quality assurance services for seven studies on air pollution and health. The deadline for statement of qualifications is May 15, 2018. The deadline for proposal submission is July 2, 2018. For more information please contact Hanna Boogaard at HEI.

Update Winter 2018 now available

February 28, 2018

This issue of Update highlights a major new HEI Special Report, Burden of Disease Attributable to Major Air Pollution Sources in India; three studies now underway to assess exposure to and health effects of traffic-related air pollution, and a new HEI Research Report on “Street Canyon” air pollution exposure modeling. Also in this edition, read about our upcoming Annual Conference; a recent meeting of diverse stakeholders hosted by HEI’s Energy Research Program; President Dan Greenbaum lending expertise to a National Academies “Grand Challenges” project; and more.

New studies on health effects of traffic-related pollution

February 20, 2018

HEI will fund three studies in a new research program aimed at assessing adverse health effects from exposure to traffic-related air pollution. The program’s request for applications (RFA 17-1), issued in January 2017, solicited studies that would consider such health effects and disentangle them from spatially correlated confounding or modifying factors — most notably, traffic noise, socioeconomic status (SES), and the built environment, including green space.

Energy Research Program launched

February 20, 2018

HEI kicked off its new Energy Research Program with a public meeting in January. Hosted by HEI’s new Energy Research Committee, the meeting brought together a wide range of stakeholders to discuss recommendations for Year 1 of the program, which will explore potential health effects associated with oil and natural gas development from unconventional resources.