Clean Air – the Continuing Public Health Challenge Health Benefits of Improving Air Quality

June 27, 2012 at 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin St., Dublin 8,33318,en.html


Professor Douglas Dockery, Harvard School of Public Health

A Public Lecture at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin St.

6.10pm Wednesday 27th June, 2012

Professor Dockery is internationally known for his innovative work in understanding the relationship between air pollution and respiratory and cardiovascular disease and its role in mortality and morbidity. He was one of the principal investigators of the landmark US Six Cities Study of Air Pollution and Health, which showed that people living in communities with higher levels of fine particulate air pollution had shorter life expectancies. Prof. Dockery is currently evaluating the benefits of improved air quality on people’s health, including in Ireland: he is collaborating with the Dublin Institute of Technology and Dublin City Council on the EPA-funded STRIVE project, Evaluation of the Effect of Solid Fuel Burning on Ambient Air Quality in Ireland. The project will increase the evidence base to inform better public policy.

Fee:There is no fee and registration is not required.

Event Organizer: Paddy Morris (Climate Change and Environmental Research, Environmental Protection Agency Ireland)




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