16 June 2017
Time: 5:30 - 7:00pm
Nearly 40 million people live in UK areas with illegal air pollution - The Guardian, April 2017
Mayor Sadiq Khan slams Government's air pollution plan as 'woefully inadequate' - Evening Standard, May 2017
There's no question that air quality has fast become one of the leading public health challenges of today, affecting the unborn child to the elderly. But does improving air quality benefit health? Is the damage of adverse air quality on health reversible? If so how and to what extent?
During this free public talk, Professor Jim Gauderman a world leading expert on health effects of air pollution on children will describe his findings from the California Child Health Study, one of the most influential and important research programmes on air pollution and health to date.
Professor Gauderman's work at the University of Southern California explores the adverse effects of air pollution on lung development in children, but also examines what happens when air quality improves. His work has major implications for London and the UK's air pollution strategy.
A question and answer session will follow, facilitated by Professor Chris Griffiths, Professor of Primary Care, and Professor Jonathan Grigg, Professor of Paediatric Respiratory and Environmental Medicine from the QMUL Blizard Institute.
Following the Q&A light refreshments will be provided.