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MRC-PHE Centre Annual Distinguished Guest Lecture 2015

Jennifer Wells

Monday, 1 June 2015 from 17:00 to 18:30 (BST)

MRC-PHE Centre Annual Distinguished Guest Lecture 2015

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MRC-PHE Centre Annual Distinguished Guest Lecture 2015

17:00 – 18:00 in Lecture Theatre 311, Ground Floor of Huxley Building, Imperial College London, entrance via Queen’s Gate, South Kensington SW7 2AZ


We are pleased to welcome Dr Daniel Greenbaum

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Health Effects Institute, Boston MA


Dr Greenbaum will speak on"Science to Inform Decisions in the Developing World: Addressing the Air Quality Science and Policy Challenges in China and India"


The Lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in Huxley Building


This is an open event and all are welcome to join.

 

 

ABSTRACT

There is a long and deep history of research into the health effects of exposure to air pollution in developed countries, especially in the United Kingdom, North America, and continental Europe.  That evidence has prompted extensive action to improve air quality (albeit with some work still left to do).  In recent years however, with the rapid industrialization of developing countries especially in Asia, the issue of the local impacts of health effects from air pollution has risen to the fore in new and challenging ways.  The recent Global Burden of Disease (GBD) estimates some  3 million premature deaths attributable to outdoor air pollution, fully two-thirds of which occur in the developing countries of Asia.  The GBD estimates an even larger burden in these countries from household air pollution. This presentation will review the scientific basis and challenges for estimating the air pollution burden in these developing countries (especially China and India), the recent evidence from local studies, the initial and quite varied responses in the two countries, and the needs for additional science looking ahead.


BIOGRAPHY

Dan Greenbaum has over three decades of governmental and non-governmental experience in environmental health. He joined the Health Effects Institute as its Presiden and Chief Executive Officer in 1994. In that role, he leads HEI efforts, supported jointly by US EPA and industry, with additional funding from US DOE, Federal Highway Administration, US AID, the Asian Development Bank, and foundations, to provide public and private decision makers with high quality, impartial, relevant and credible scinece about the health effects of air pollution to inform air quality decisions the the developed and developing world.

Greenbaum has been a member of the U.S. National Research Council Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology and vice chair of its Committee for Air Quality Management in the United States. In 2010 Greenbaum received the Thomas W Zosel Outstanding Individual Achievement Award from the U.S. EPA for his contributions to advancing clean air.

 


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The lecture theatre in Huxley is accessible on the ground floor via the Queen's Gate entrance to Imperial College London on the South Kensington campus.  

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/visit/campuses/south-kensington/

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When & Where


Imperial College London
Lecture Theatre 311, Ground Floor, Huxley Building
Queen's Gate
SW7 2AZ London
United Kingdom

Monday, 1 June 2015 from 17:00 to 18:30 (BST)


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Organiser

Jennifer Wells

This event is hosted by the School of Public Health and the MRC Centre for Environment and Health. For more information see http://www.imperial.ac.uk/school-public-health/ and http://www.environment-health.ac.uk/

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