HEI Webinar: New Results on Health Effects at Low Air Pollution Levels in 28 million participants across Europe Informing Europe’s Air Quality Policies

October 12, 2021 CEST

October 12 from 3 to 5 PM CEST | 9 to 11 AM ET

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A new Health Effects Institute Research Report by Bert Brunekreef at Utrecht University and colleagues examines associations between exposures to low concentrations of ambient air pollution and several health outcomes among participants in 22 European cohorts. This resulted in an unprecedented study population of about 28 million participants across Europe. The study was funded through HEI’s program to investigate the health effects of long-term exposures to low levels of air pollution in very large populations across the United States, Canada, and Europe.

This webinar presented results from the European study, discuss their strengths and weaknesses, and discuss potential implications for Europe’s air quality policies. The new results will inform the revision of the European Air Quality Directive, which is slated for 2022.


Chairs: Robert O'Keefe, HEI, and Zorana Andersen, University of Copenhagen, ERS Environment and Health Committee


Introduction: Why study the health effects of low levels of air pollution

Oct. 12, 2021 - 3:00pm CEST

Effects of low-level air pollution: A study in Europe (ELAPSE) (pooled cohort) 

Oct. 12, 2021 - 3:10pm CEST

Effects of low-level air pollution: A study in Europe (ELAPSE) (administrative cohorts)

Oct. 12, 2021 - 3:30pm CEST


Oct. 12, 2021 - 3:50pm CEST

What Are the Risk Assessment and Policy Decisions to Be Informed?

Oct. 12, 2021 - 4:10pm CEST

Moderated discussion

Oct. 12, 2021 - 4:20pm

Online Webinar
Boston, MA 02110
United States

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