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Particulate Matter: Spotlight on Health Protection

Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Monday, October 28, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

Particulate Matter: Spotlight on Health Protection

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Increasing evidence shows health impacts from particulate matter (PM) can occur well below the current national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). As impacts in our communities increase with our changing climate, it is important that we reassess the health effects of PM.

 

This year, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s Advisory Council will be convening a four-part conference series on PM to facilitate a discussion among nationally recognized scientists, stakeholders, and the Air District to identify the most effective measures to further protect public health. The symposia will shine a spotlight on this public health challenge and share information and tools to inform future policy decisions.

 

The first symposium in the series will take place on October 28, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, at the Bay Area Metro Center, 375 Beale Street, San Francisco, California. 

 

For more information visit our PM Conference page.

 

If you are unable to attend, you can view webcast here.

 

Topics will include:

 

  • PM health effects: What health effects are observed from PM exposure. What biological systems are affected. What is known about the mechanisms. What population groups are most at risk. What sensitivities and uncertainties are most relevant.  
  • PM exposure and risk: What is known about PM emissions and sources. What PM levels are in the air. What exposures occur in communities. What is the current understanding of PM health risks. What are the economic and other costs.


  • Dr. John Balmes

    Dr. John Balmes

    UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley Professor of Medicine and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Dr. H. Christopher Frey

    Dr. H. Christopher Frey

    North Carolina State University Distinguished University Professor of Environmental Engineering
  • Scott Jenkins

    Scott Jenkins

    EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards Senior Environmental Health Scientist
  • Michael T. Kleinman

    Michael T. Kleinman

    University of California, Irvine Professor of Environmental Toxicology
  • Julian Marshall

    Julian Marshall

    University of Washington Kiely Endowed Professor of Environmental Engineering
  • Phil Martien

    Phil Martien

    Bay Area Air Quality Management District Director of the Assessment, Inventory, & Modeling Division
  • Gina McCarthy

    Gina McCarthy

    Former EPA Administrator Director of the Center for Climate Health and the Global Environment and Professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Jason Sacks

    Jason Sacks

    Center for Public Health & Environmental Assessment Senior Epidemiologist
  • Lauren Zeise

    Lauren Zeise

    California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Director

Have questions about Particulate Matter: Spotlight on Health Protection? Contact Bay Area Air Quality Management District

When & Where


Bay Area Metro Center
375 Beale St.
Board Room, 1st floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Monday, October 28, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)


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