POSTPONED TO FALL 2020: Are changes in ambient air pollution composition and mixtures leading to increased rates of adverse cardiovascular, respiratory, and infectious events and pregnancy outcomes? A New York State susceptibility study
This seminar originally scheduled for April 2 will be postponed until Fall 2020 in order to minimize the health and safety risks to our community in response to COVID-19. The calendar and our website will be updated as soon as a new date for the seminar is confirmed.
Since the early- to mid-2000s, policy initiatives to improve air quality have been implemented nationally and across New York State (NYS). These initiatives include use of ultra-low sulfur on-road diesel fuel starting in October 2006, the requirement for particle regenerative traps on new heavy-duty diesel on-road trucks and buses on July 1, 2007, the requirement for NOx control as of January 1, 2010, decreases in the sulfur content of non-road diesel fuel between 2007 and 2014, and the requirement that all No. 2 based fuels sold in NYS be ultra-low sulfur by July 1, 2012. Additionally, several actions have occurred during this same time to reduce SO2 and NOx emissions from power plants in upwind source areas. In epidemiology studies of NYS adult residents living in 6 NY cities, we assessed whether these policies were associated with changes in the rate of cause-specific cardiovascular, respiratory, and respiratory infectious disease hospitalizations and emergency department visits per unit mass of PM2.5, and explored associations between these same hospitalization and and ED visit rates and source specific PM concentrations across the state.