Poor ambient air quality is a global health concern affecting all industrialised nations and virtually all of society. It is characterised by harmful surface levels of particulates, ozone and nitrogen oxides, for which epidemiological evidence links chronic and acute exposure to increased morbidity. Worldwide, ~3 million deaths are attributable to air pollution each year according to the WHO, with ~40,000 premature deaths in the UK alone (Royal College of Physicians). Compounded by population growth and urbanisation, air pollution exposure is prevalent in most megacities, especially in developing nations, where rapid economic expansion has been an additional stressor on pollutant emissions, but where effective monitoring infrastructure is limited. Here, we will discuss advances in the monitoring and modelling of air pollution in megacities and consider challenges ahead.
We are sponsoring the career poster prize at this event.
In 2019, the Public Health & Sustainable Transport Summit brings together central and local government decision-takers to focus on practical best practice between the public health, transport planning and urban development sectors, working together.
A key focus will be emerging new policy around better integrated and collaborative planning, coming forward in the National Planning Policy Framework, the Department for Transport’s updated appraisal guidance, the National Infrastructure Assessment and 'Prevention is better than cure', the new public health vision.
Jim Mill, our Managing Director will also be speaking at this event.
Aerosol Society Conference - Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th November 2019
Details to be confirmed.