2016-01

  • George Thurston Lecture
    George Thurston
    21 Jan, 2016
    Anthony de Rothschild Lecture Theatre
    Imperial College
    St Mary's Campus, Norfolk Place
    W21PG
    United Kingdom
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    The MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health is pleased to host a lecture by Professor George Thurston from NYU School of Medicine. 

    Title: Particle Air Pollution:  Its Adverse Human Health Effects and Potential Climate Mitigation Health Co-Benefits

    Speaker: Dr. George D. Thurston, Professor of Environmental Medicine and Population Health and Director, Program in Human Exposures and Health Effects, NYU School of Medicine

    Location: Anthony de Rothschild Lecture Theatre, St Mary’s  Campus, Imperial College London, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG

    Time: 4 – 5 pm

    The presentation will include details from a paper published this month in Environmental Health Perspectives, entitled “Ischemic Heart Disease Mortality and Long-Term Exposure to Source-Related Components of U.S. Fine Particle Air Pollution”. The findings from this article have been featured in Time and the Washington Post. More information on George Thurston can be found here: http://www.med.nyu.edu/biosketch/gdt1

     

    A copy of Professor Thurston's presentation can be found here.

  • Weather, climate and health - Royal Meteorological Society Meeting
    20 Jan, 2016
    Anthony de Rothschild Lecture Theatre
    Imperial College
    Norfolk Place
    London
    W21PG
    United Kingdom
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    Weather and climate can strongly influence health, from the ambient environment to extreme weather events to long term climatic change. Our surrounding environment can affect us through our day-to-day activities, such as respiratory diseases associated with increasing urbanisation, or our general well-being within rural and urban ecosystems. Changing environmental conditions, in particular extreme events, can cause sudden changes. For example heat waves, which in the worst case can result in death. Long-term climatic conditions may lead to more extremes, or shifts in present spatial or temporal disease patterns. This event considers how weather, climate and health are inter-related, and presents some of the latest research on the topic.

    This is an Aerosol Society Focus meeting held jointly with the Royal Meteorological Society and the Environmental Physics Group at the Institute of Physics. It is co-sponsored by Imperial College London and features Centre members Majid Ezzati, Daniela Fecht and Sean Beevers. It is part of the National meetings programme, open to all, from expert to enthusiast, for topical discussions on the latest advances in weather and climate. Non members are welcome to attend these meetings.