Newswise — WHAT: On August 10, the American Thoracic Society and the Marron Institute of Urban Management at New York University will share findings from their seminal report on the annual health benefits of meeting more protective air pollution standards as recommended by the ATS. The report focuses on ozone (O3), a component of smog, and fine particulate matter (PM2.5), tiny particles that are released when fuel is burned by motor vehicles and power plants, and also other sources.

“While there is information available about counties in the United States that exceed EPA air pollution standards, there has not been a similar source of information about how that air pollution actually affects the health of people living in those areas,” said lead study author Kevin Cromar, PhD.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 10:00 a.m. EDT

WHO: Kevin Cromar, PhD, Director of the Air Quality Program and Assistant Professor at the Marron Institute of Urban Management, New York UniversityMary Rice, MD, MPH, Vice-Chair, Environmental Health Policy Committee, American Thoracic Society; and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, Boston


CONTACT: Dacia Morris, [email protected] or 212-315-8620 if you have questions about this event or would like a copy of the report.