Air Pollution and Human Health: Perspectives and New Directions

Air Pollution and Human Health: Perspectives and New Directions

October 24, 2018


727 E. Tyler St.
Tempe, AZ 85281


Biodesign Institute, Auditorium

Date and Time

November 8, 2018, 1:30 pm (Length: 0 hour 30 minutes)

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Michelle Bell, PhD, Mary E. Pinchot Professor of Environmental Health, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University

Poor air quality is one of the biggest drivers of public health burdens worldwide. The Global Burden of Disease project estimates that ambient air pollution causes more than 5 million deaths each year and ranks air pollution as the fourth highest risk factor for mortality globally. The World Health Organization’s health-based air quality guidelines are exceeded for most of the globe’s population. Michelle L. Bell will cover several key challenges in the study of how air pollution impacts human health. These include transitions to multiple pollutant science, environmental justice, global health and climate change. Addressing these critical research challenges will provide scientific evidence to aid decision-makers in developing and implementing policies to best protect health from air pollution in the present day and under a changing climate.

This is a Biodesign Institute Discovery Series seminar. This event is free, open to the public and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.