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Recent Increases in Air Pollution: Evidence and Implications for Mortality
You’re invited to join GASP for an event at 2 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh East Liberty branch featuring Professor Nicholas Z. Muller of Carnegie Mellon University. Muller will give a talk about a recent paper he co-wrote with fellow CMU economist Karen Clay titled “Recent Increases in Air Pollution: Evident and Implications for Mortality.” According to their research, after declining by 24.2 percent from 2009 to 2016, the annual average fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in the United States in counties with monitors increased by 5.5 percent between 2016 and 2018. Increases occurred in multiple census…
League of Women Voters of PA: Seventh Annual Shale and Public Health Conference
Presented by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania’s “Straight Scoop on Shale” initiative and hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health. As in previous years, this year’s conference will feature important new research on shale and public health impacts. The event is free but there is a $14 charge for lunch. Speakers: Justin Nobel, journalist, for Rolling Stone and other publications, on radioactive waste Nicole Deziel, PhD MHS, principal investigator for the Yale Drinking WATER study Tara McAlexander, Johns Hopkins PhD candidate, results from research on unconventional natural gas development, heart failure hospitalizations, and the BNP…
Leaders and Lead: Creating Lead-safe Municipalities
Come learn how municipalities and elected officials can lead the charge to protect your community from lead! About this Event Join us for an inspiring morning that can set your municipality apart: Ordinances that are fiscally friendly Protect your community’s most valuable asset: children Proactive lead inspection programs and rental registries Costs associated with regulations; resources available for testing and remediation Implementing lead-safe demo practices Plus, a real world case study featuring: Len Merritt, Manager of Code Enforcement, City of Rochester