Health Impacts of Wood Combustion: State of the Science and Policy Opportunities; NEWBio Webinar

Polly Hoppin, ScD, Research Professor and Program Director
Molly Jacobs, MPH, Senior Research Associate and Project Manager
School of Health and Environment; Lowell Center for Sustainable Production,
University of Massachusetts, Lowell

This webinar will review the science relevant to understanding risks to human health from exposure to wood biomass emissions, describe results of policy research, and summarize policy and programmatic recommendations for how to protect public health in the context of the proliferation of wood biomass combustion.

The Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts launched the Northeast Initiative on ICI biomass and health in 2010. Polly Hoppin and Molly Jacobs have led the initiative, working in collaboration with academic, agency and non-governmental organization partners.

The NEWBio Webinar Series is hosted by Mike Jacobson, Penn State University and eXtension Farm Energy and held (usually) on the second Tuesday of each month at 1PM Eastern time, 12 CT, 11 MT, 10 PT. These online, hour-long presentations are free to the public, and feature important topics related to bioenergy in the northeast.

Attend the live webinars: Start connecting 5 minutes prior to the start time. You need a computer with Internet access and speakers. Click this link, or copy and paste this URL into your browser, to enter the meeting: - sign in as a guest.

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Michael Jacobson

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