Monday June 7, 2010
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Washington, DC and virtual
at EPA East Building Room 1153
Sponsor: National Center For Environmental Research and the American Heart Association
Through decades of research, scientists have discovered links between air pollution and serious health effects. New research points to the heart as a major target of these harmful impacts, with evidence linking air pollution to cardiovascular disease and even death. Join renowned scientists for a briefing on the latest research on air pollution and cardiovascular health: 1) Bob Devlin (EPA) presents the major cardiac and respiratory impacts of exposure to air pollution; and 2) Joel Kaufman (University of Washington) presents the Multi Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Air Study (MESA Air), the largest, most expensive nationwide study of air pollution and health ever funded by EPA. It is the result of a unique partnership with the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Please RSVP to receive instructions for webconferencing by June 2nd.