Webinar on Fine Particle Health Effects from Wood Smoke

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Webinar on Fine Particle Health Effects from Wood Smoke

Postby Wilberforce » Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:43 pm

July 28 EPA Webinar on Fine Particle Health Effects from Wood Smoke
Posted on July 15, 2011 by david.liebl

The US EPA will present a webinar featuring Dr. C Arden Pope III, Professor at Brigham Young University, on Thursday, July 28, 2011 from 1:00-2:00 pm CDT, on the health effects associated with particle pollution from wood smoke. Dr. Pope has collaborated on various human health effects studies that relate to short- and long-term air pollution exposure. He is considered one of the world’s most widely cited and recognized experts on the health effects of air pollution.

The webinar will answer questions such as:

Does particle pollution exposure affect children, women, and men the same?

How does exposure to particle pollution compare with cigarette smoking?

How small are fine particles?

Is there such a thing as “Killer Smog?”

Can short-term exposure contribute to acute coronary events?

If you would like the answers to these questions and others, please join the webinar on July 28, 1:00-2:00 pm CDT.

To register, please visit:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please plan to join the webinar a few minutes prior to the start time so that we may begin on time. Note that no phone line or microphone is needed for the webinar. You can hear the audio through the speakers on your computer. There will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions at the end of Dr. Pope’s presentation. You may use the “questions” function during the presentation to type and send in questions.

The webinar is open to state and local agencies and organizations interested in knowing more about the health effects associated with particle pollution emissions and wood smoke.

If you already have questions about particle pollution health effects, please email them ahead of time to finch.pat@epa.gov. Dr. Pope will try to respond to those questions sent ahead of time at the beginning of the question and answer session.

For more information on wood smoke and health effects, please visit:

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« New EPA Air Pollution Rule to Improve Health

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• The Surgeon General has determined that there is no safe level of exposure to ambient smoke!

• If you smell even a subtle odor of smoke, you are being exposed to poisonous and carcinogenic chemical compounds!

• Even a brief exposure to smoke raises blood pressure, (no matter what your state of health) and can cause blood clotting, stroke, or heart attack in vulnerable people. Even children experience elevated blood pressure when exposed to smoke!

• Since smoke drastically weakens the lungs' immune system, avoiding smoke is one of the best ways to prevent colds, flu, bronchitis, or risk of an even more serious respiratory illness, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis! Does your child have the flu? Chances are they have been exposed to ambient smoke!
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