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New State of Global Air Special Report on air quality and health in Africa

October 25, 2022

Nearly all the African continent faces severe health impacts caused by air pollution, with several countries experiencing some of the highest levels of air pollution in the world, according to a new HEI report, The State of Air Quality and Health Impacts in Africa.

Newsletter
Health Effects Institute
2022

In this issue of HEI Update, read about:

  • HEI’s comprehensive new scientific review on traffic-related air pollution
  • An HEI study assessing health effects at very low air pollution levels in Canada
  • A new inclusive summer fellowship
  • Our successful hybrid Annual Conference 2022

…and more!

 

New Canadian study reports health effects at very low air pollution levels

July 13, 2022

A comprehensive new HEI study examining potential health risks from low levels of air pollution exposure in millions of Canadian citizens reports increased risks of mortality, including at the lowest levels of exposure to fine particulate matter air pollution (PM2.5), levels tha

Research Report 212
Michael Brauer
Jeffrey R Brook
Tanya Christidis
Yen Chu
Dan Crouse
Anders Erickson
et al
2022

This report presents a comprehensive HEI study examining potential health risks from low levels of air pollution exposure in millions of Canadian citizens. Michael Brauer at The University of British Columbia and his colleagues combined satellite data, air monitor sampling, and atmospheric modeling to estimate outdoor PM2.5 exposures across Canada from 1981 to 2016.

Special Report 23
Health Effects Institute
2022

This comprehensive scientific review examines the evidence for associations between several adverse health effects and traffic-related air pollution (TRAP). The review, the largest of its type to date, was conducted by a panel of 13 renowned experts who evaluated 353 published scientific reports on traffic pollution and related health effects between 1980 and 2019.

Newsletter
Health Effects Institute
2022
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In this issue of Update, learn about a major HEI study finding health effects at low levels of exposure to air pollution in the United States; our upcoming Annual Conference; new members of the HEI Board and Research Committee; and more.

Research Committee welcomes expert in exposure assessment

April 11, 2022

The HEI Board of Directors has appointed Ana María Rule of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to the Research Committee.

Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator for 2021 announced

March 10, 2022

Lucas Henneman, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, has received an HEI Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award.

 

Annual Report 2021
Health Effects Institute
2022
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During 2021 we made significant progress on our ambitious goals ― from a stronger focus on the air quality–climate connection, to our Global Health research, to a deeper understanding of accountability and the health outcomes that result from air quality actions. Read about our progress in the new HEI Annual Report.

Research Report 209
Mònica Guxens
Małgorzata J. Lubczyńska
Laura Pérez-Crespo
Ryan L. Muetzel
Hanan El Marroun
Xavier Basagaña
et al
2022

Research Report 209 presents a study by Mònica Guxens of the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and colleagues. The team used new neuroimaging technology to assess the possible relationship of air pollution exposure during pregnancy and childhood with brain outcomes in children.