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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.

September 2021 Update now available

September 24, 2021

In this issue of Update, read about a major HEI study in Europe that found evidence of health effects at low levels of air pollution; a new Board Chair; our first-ever Director of Science Communications; steps HEI is taking toward diversity, equity, and inclusion; the launch of new studies on wildfires and the effectiveness of air quality policies, and more. 

In this issue of Update, read about a major HEI study in Europe that found evidence of health effects at low levels of air pollution; a new Board Chair; our first-ever Director of Science Communications; steps HEI is taking toward diversity, equity, and inclusion; the launch of new studies on wildfires and the effectiveness of air quality policies, and more.

HEI study in Europe finds evidence of health effects at lower levels of air pollution

September 15, 2021

A major new HEI report presents a study examining associations between exposures to relatively low levels of air pollution and several health outcomes among participants in 22 European cohorts. 

Research Report 208
Bert Brunekreef
Maciej Strak
Jie Chen
Zorana J Andersen
Richard Atkinson
Mariska Bauwelinck
et al.
2021

Research Report 208 presents a study by Bert Brunekreef at the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and colleagues examining associations between exposures to relatively low levels of air pollution below the current EU standards and several health outcomes among participants in 22 European cohorts. 
 

HEI launches three new studies on wildfires and effectiveness of air quality policies

August 3, 2021

The HEI Board of Directors recently approved funding for three new studies: one to be conducted as part of HEI’s Accountability program to test whether air quality actions achieve cleaner air and better health, and two on the air and health impacts of wildfires.

Study examines role of social stressors in air pollution–disease links

July 30, 2021

HEI has published Research Report 206, Social Susceptibility to Multiple Air Pollutants in Cardiovascular Disease, which presents a study led by Dr. Jane Clougherty at Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University. Clougherty and colleagues examined whether associations between community- and individual-level cardiovascular disease events and ambient air pollutants vary by social stressors. 

Research Report 206
Jane E Clougherty
Jamie L Humphrey
Ellen J Kinnee
Lucy F Robinson
Leslie A McClure
Laura D Kubzansky
Colleen E Reid
2021

Research Report 206 presents a study led by Dr. Jane Clougherty at Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University. Clougherty and colleagues examined whether associations between community- and individual-level cardiovascular disease events and ambient air pollutants vary by social stressors.  

Register Now: Virtual Workshop on Air Pollution and Health in Southeast Europe

June 1, 2021

The Health Effects Institute (HEI), the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE),https://mu-plovdiv.bg/en/ the European Respiratory Society (ERS), the Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and environmental health institutions in Serbia will jointly host a virtual workshop on June 8-9, 2021 (1-4 PM CET) to review the status of current evidence on the health effects of air pollution in the Southeast European region and its interlinkage to current policy debate and actions.