Clean Air in Europe for All conference

The European Respiratory Society (ERS), the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) and the Health Effects Institute (HEI) hosted the Clean Air in Europe for All conference that was focused on air pollution, on 24 May.

The conference gathered international experts, policy makers and scientists among other key stakeholders, who discussed the recently proposed revisions to the EU Ambient Air Quality Directive (AAQD). The key topics included:

  • health effects at low levels of exposure to pollution,
  • the relative contributions of the different sources and constituents of air pollution,
  • the best practice examples of successful air quality interventions,
  • as well as maximising health benefits for everyone in Europe and beyond.

Among the participants was ELF Chair, Kjeld Hansen, who talked about the need to empower the voices of patients and to better understand the link between air pollution and health. Furthermore, Zorana J Andersen, Chair of the ERS Environment and Health Committee, participated both as Chair and speaker, and talked about the various negative impacts of air pollution on health. One more ERS expert, Barbara Hoffmann, spoke during Session 2 about cognitive development and neurological disorders during adulthood and childhood.

Watch the recording of the Conference on the ERS Respiratory Channel.