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EPA Holds Seminar on Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease

Release Date: 05/20/2010
Contact Information: Latisha Petteway petteway.latisha@epa.gov 202-564-3191 202-564-4355 Enesta Jones jones.enesta@epa.gov 202-564-7873 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is sponsoring a seminar called “Breathe Cleaner, Live Longer: Understanding Air Pollution after 40 Years.” The event is co-sponsored by the American Heart Association and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology. World-renowned scientific experts will discuss the impacts of air pollution on life expectancy and cardiovascular disease, and how improvements in air quality have reduced illness.

The seminar is the first in a series that will be held throughout 2010 in Washington, D.C. as part of Air Science 40, a year-long celebration of how EPA’s air research has made a difference in air pollution and its impacts on human health.

WHO: Kevin Teichman, Ph.D., deputy assistant administrator of EPA’s Office of Research and Development
Rep. Bart Gordon, Chairman, Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives (invited)
Other EPA scientists
University scientists

WHAT: “Breathe Cleaner, Live Longer: Understanding Air Pollution after 40 Years”

WHEN Friday, May 21, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2325

To register for the seminar, contact Michelle Limes at the American Heart Association at
202-785-7949 or michelle.limes@heart.org.

More information about Air Science 40 events: http://www.epa.gov/airscience/airscience40.htm