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The global burden of ambient air pollution on asthma
Start Date: 10/16/2017Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Date: 10/16/2017End Time: 1:30 PM


2017 Research Seminar Series

The global burden of ambient air pollution on asthma

Susan Anenberg, PhD
Associate Professor,
Environmental and Occupational Health
Milken Institute School of Public Health at GW

Exposure to ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5), ozone, and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution is associated with asthma exacerbation among populations around the world. Approximately 358 million people worldwide  have asthma, and this number is projected to increase in the future. Previous studies indicate that air pollution could contribute substantially to national or city-specific asthma burdens. However, the burden of air pollution on asthma globally has not been quantified, including by leading global burden of disease studies. Here we show that ambient air pollution is responsible for tens of millions of asthma emergency department visits globally in 2015, about 40% of which occur in China and India. Our results show that ambient air pollution could be responsible for 10-20% of asthma exacerbation globally and that mitigating air pollution is needed to address the growing global asthma burden.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Time: 12:30 pm -1:30 pm

Location: 4th Floor Conference Room, 950 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20052

WebEx:    Phone:  +1-855-282-6330    Access Code: 739 142 510

All are welcome - A light lunch will be provided following the seminar- RSVPs strongly encouraged. 


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