Webinar

Virtual Roundtable: Clearing the Air on Air Pollution

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Speakers
Michael Brauer

Professor, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia

Sumi Mehta

Vice President of Climate and Environmental Health, Vital Strategies

Presider

Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations

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Air pollution is a major contributor to illness and early death worldwide. Substantial progress has been made to reduce air pollution, but what more needs to be done? Participants discuss the status, sources, and health effects of air pollution in various global contexts.

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