July 15, 2020 | 4:00PM EST
Recent research suggests that individuals who have faced long-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) and underlying health conditions face higher rates of COVID-19 illness and mortality. Research has also shown that people of color, particularly African Americans, face greater than average risks from the health impacts of both air pollution and COVID-19. This webinar will present the findings from the public health, data science and local government perspectives, and will include a discussion of the research-public policy collaborations underway to understand these interconnected health risks, as well as efforts to mitigate them.
- Long term exposure to PM25 and all-cause mortality (Science Advances, June 26, 2020), by Francesca Dominici
- Long term exposure to PM25 and COVID19 mortality (under peer review), by Francesca Dominici
- Inequalities in air pollution exposure are increasing in the United States (pre-print), by Francesca Dominici
- Working paper: The Effects of Increased Pollution on COVID-19 Cases and Deaths, by Claudia Persico.
- Air pollution, racial disparities, and COVID-19 mortality (Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, July 2020), by Tesfaye Mersha.
- 2018 Health Equity Report for the District of Columbia
- Sustainable DC Plan 2.0 | Sustainable DC
Presented in partnership with the American Lung Association.