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Estimating the Mortality Burden of Fine Particulate Matter Exposure Attributable to Indoor and Outdoor Microenvironments

June 13 @ 1:00 pm PDT

Hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Date and Time: Thursday, June 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT

Exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is associated with increased mortality. Epidemiology studies typically use outdoor PM2.5 concentrations to estimate exposure, but the majority of PM2.5 exposure in the United States occurs indoors and in other microenvironments. In this webinar, we will present a framework for estimating the total U.S. mortality burden attributable to indoor and outdoor PM2.5 exposure in the primary microenvironments in which people spend most of their time.

Presenters: Dr. Brent Stephens, Associate Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)

Dr. Parham Azimi, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Brent Stephens is an Associate Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), where he also directs the Built Environment Research Group (www.built-envi.com). He is an expert in residential indoor air quality (IAQ) and building science, with over 10 years of experience performing residential energy and IAQ field assessments and developing and applying models for energy use, IAQ and health impacts. He currently serves as Secretary of the International Society for Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ), as Research Subcommittee Chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee 2.4 on Particulate Air Contaminants and Particulate Contaminant Removal Equipment, and as a member of the Editorial Boards of theJournal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, Indoor Air, and Buildings.

Dr. Parham Azimi is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His research focuses on fate, transport and control of indoor aerosols of indoor and outdoor origin; chronic health impacts of particles; and energy performance of buildings. He currently serves as a member of technical committees, panels and working groups with ASHRAE, UL Standards and AAAR (American Association for Aerosol Research).

Register for Estimating the Mortality Burden of Fine Particulate Matter Exposure Attributable to Indoor and Outdoor Microenvironments at attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5849969604872677643.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar.