Past Event

A Breathtaking Challenge: Charting the Course for Cleaner Air

January 26, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Event Description

It’s among the top five of health dangers, and it’s everywhere. Air pollution. According to global health experts, poor air quality causes premature mortality in up to nine million people every year. One third of deaths from stroke, lung cancer, and heart disease are caused by microscopic pollutants in the air that can infiltrate our respiratory and circulatory system, damaging our lungs, heart, and brain.

This panel discusses an exciting interdisciplinary project aimed to better understand this threat and help move global policies to clear the air and protect public health.

Event Speaker

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Event Information:

Free and open to the public; registration required. Please visit the event webpage for additional information or contact Emilie Dufour at [email protected].

Hosted by the Earth Institute at Columbia University.