Health Benefits of Improving Air Quality - A Public Lecture: Wednesday 27th June, DIT

Date released: Jun 26 2012

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

Lecture date: Wed 27th June 2012
Time:             6.10pm (refreshments from 5.45pm)
Venue:          Gleeson Theatre, DIT, Kevin St, Dublin 8

This lecture will be given by Professor Douglas Dockery of the Harvard School of Public Health.

All are welcome to attend this lecture; pre-registration is not required.

Professor Dockery is internationally known for his 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.

He is the leading expert on air pollution and health, and has been involved in numerous studies across the globe. His work is the most cited in this area of research.

Professor 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.