29 Sep 2021 | 17.00 - 23.59Online
LongITools will be hosting an online forum ‘The Clean Air Debate: The Lifelong Impact of Air Pollution’ on Wednesday 29th September 2021 at 17:00 CEST.
The aim of this forum, the second in a series of events to connect science and policy, is to ensure effective, bi-directional dialogue and exchange of information between policy stakeholders and researchers. Organised by the LongITools project, the ultimate aim of the forum is to bridge the gaps between science, citizens and policy.
This forum will specifically focus on air pollution and its effects across the life-course. The agenda will include short presentations by several environmental professionals. The presentations will cover the challenges of air pollution and the research being undertaken by LongITools. An informal discussion will then follow, looking at air pollution at a local level.
The forum is aimed at local government health and environment policymakers, European and national policy research organisations, intermediaries such as patient participation groups, and citizens. It will provide the opportunity to network and engage with other policy and research stakeholders and to share knowledge and best practice.
The environment we live in has a dominant impact on our health. It explains an estimated seventy percent of the chronic disease burden. Where we live, what we eat, how much we exercise, the air we breathe and whom we associate with; all of these environmental factors play a role. The combination of these factors over the life course is called the exposome. There is general (scientific) consensus that understanding more about the exposome will help explain the current burden of disease and that it provides entry points for prevention and ...Read More