American Lung Association air quality presentation

From SVBC:

The American Lung Association in California invites medical and health professionals (and MPH students) to a presentation on the health impacts of air pollution and ways to make a difference in promoting policies to improve air quality and public health.

The event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 8 to 9 am at the Pediatrics Conference Room at Stanford Hospital, 300 Pasteur Drive, Room G330.

The presentation will be conducted by Kari Nadeau, MD, PHD, an asthma, allergy and immunology specialist at Stanford School of Medicine and Jenny Bard, regional air quality director for the American Lung Association in California and will highlight Dr. Nadeau’s recent research findings that air pollution is associated with genetic changes in the immune cells of children. Key policy areas that will be discussed include smart growth and transportation planning and the health benefits of reducing vehicle use and associated greenhouse gas emissions.

A recent lung association report, Road to Clean Air found that by setting the strongest possible clean car standards in California to reduce emissions, the state could avoid over $7 billion in annual health and other societal costs, while also avoiding 400 premature deaths, over 8,000 asthma attacks, and over 36,000 lost school and work days each year.

For more information about the American Lung Association in California’s Health Network for Clean Air and for updates on air quality and global warming issues and easy ways to advocate for cleaner air, please click here.

Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, Oct. 11 to Laura Fultz Stoutlfultz@alac.org or by calling 559-493-1034, and directions will be sent. (Google maps, GPS and Mapquest are unreliable).

We look forward to seeing you there.

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