New low-level air pollution exposure report examines risk of mortality in older Americans

February 16, 2022 EDT


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A new Health Effects Institute Research Report by Francesca Dominici at Harvard University and colleagues examines associations between exposures to low concentrations of ambient air pollution and risk of mortality among enrollees in the U.S. Medicare program. Their approach included modeling spatial and temporal patterns of ambient air pollution across the U.S. and developing cutting-edge causal inference statistical models. 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 this large study, discuss its strengths and weaknesses, and discusses potential implications of the findings for setting air quality standards.


Chairs: Sverre Vedal and Ellen Mantus


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

Feb. 16, 2022 - 12:30pm

Data science methods to estimate mortality risks at low levels of air pollution exposure

Feb. 16, 2022 - 12:40pm

Estimation of exposure response function of air pollution and mortality in the Medicare population

Feb. 16, 2022 - 1:10pm

Perspectives of the HEI Review Panel

Feb. 16, 2022 - 1:30pm

Understanding the health effects at low levels of air pollution: What does this work add?

Applying causal inference approaches: What can we learn from these analyses?


Feb. 16, 2022 - 1:50pm

Webinar ends

Feb. 16, 2022 - 2:30pm
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