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Air Quality Highlighted at National Environment and Health Conference

Energy Foundation China supported a session on air pollution and health at the 2nd China Conference on Environment and Health and the International Workshop on Air Pollution, Climate Change, and Health held in Shenzhen from June 10 to 13, 2019. The conference was hosted by the Chinese Preventive Medicine Association, and organized by the association’s Environmental Health Branch, the National Institute of Environmental Health, and the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention and its Shenzhen branch. Public health experts and scholars from the organizing institutes; the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences; universities such as Peking University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Sun Yat-sen University, Fudan University, Monash University, and University of British Columbia; as well as hospitals such as the China–Japan Friendship Hospital and the Fuwai Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences shared recent research progress and provided recommendations for further research and related policies.

The discussion covered topics like acute and chronic health risks, intervention policies, and technical methods related to air pollution. On behalf of Energy Foundation China, Liu Xin, Program Director of the Environmental Management Program, made a presentation on a people-oriented strategy toward world-class air quality. He called on the health and environmental communities to strengthen exchanges and cooperation in scientific research and policy formulation and implementation, and to help revise air quality standards and evaluation methods based on health impacts. Through these efforts, China could raise ambitious targets of air quality improvements and plan effective measures for pollution prevention and control, said Mr. Liu.


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