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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. 
 

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.  

Spring 2021 Update now available

June 9, 2021

In this issue of Update, read about a newly published HEI study suggesting health improvements from the 2006 California Goods Movement Plan; our very successful Virtual Conference webinar series in April and May; important transitions in HEI Communications; an HEI New Investigator study on mechanisms of lung injury by ozone; a two-day workshop on air pollution and health in Southeast Europe; and more.

Newsletter
Health Effects Institute
2021

In this issue of Update, read about a newly published HEI study suggesting health improvements from the 2006 California Goods Movement Plan; our very successful Virtual Conference webinar series in April and May; important transitions in HEI Communications; an HEI New Investigator study on mechanisms of lung injury by ozone; a two-day workshop on air pollution and health in Southeast Europe; and more.

Study evaluates mechanisms of lung injury by ozone

March 30, 2021

HEI has published Research Report 204, Novel Mechanisms of Ozone-Induced Pulmonary Inflammation and Resolution, and the Potential Protective Role of Scavenger Receptor BI, presenting a study led by Dr. Kymberly Gowdy of East Carolina University (now at Ohio State University).

Research Report 204
Kymberly Gowdy
Brita Kilburg-Basnyat
Myles X Hodge
Sky W Reece
Valery Yermalitsky
Sean S Davies
Jonathan Manke
Michael L Armstrong
Nichole Reisdorph
Robert M Tighe
S Raza Shaikh
2021

Research Report 204 presents a study led by Dr. Kymberly Gowdy of East Carolina University (now at Ohio State University) and colleagues in which they evaluated how acute exposure of mice to ozone affects initiation and resolution of the inflammatory response in the lung.