Join us on July 23, 2019 at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern to learn about new studies linking air pollution and increased incidence of pediatric asthma cases and reduced lung function growth in children. Children are more vulnerable to environmental contaminants including air pollution. They breathe more air per body weight than adults and their lungs and immune system are still developing. A number of studies have also shown that in utero exposure may be associated with the later development of pediatric asthma. During this webinar Dr. Michael Brauer and Dr. Erika Garcia will give an overview of their recent studies, which both demonstrated strong associations between exposure to outdoor air contaminants and pediatric asthma in urban areas. They will also discuss the question of whether current international and California based guidelines for such emissions are protective enough for young children.
For full details, visit https://www.healthandenvironment.org and select this webinar at the bottom of the homepage.