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Monday, April 27, 2015

Making the Connection: Air Pollution and Heart Health

Air pollution can affect heart health and trigger heart attacks and strokes that cause disability and death. One in three Americans has heart or blood vessel disease and is at higher risk from air pollution. Not only does air pollution exacerbate existing heart problems, but it may also play a role in the development of heart disease in otherwise healthy people. On April 30, join GASP and leading medical professionals as we explore this connection further. 

Wayne Cascio, MD and Director of EPA’s Environmental Public Health Division, has spent more than 25 years as a cardiologist helping people take care of their hearts. Now he is bringing a broader view of public health to EPA by leading research on the links between exposures to air pollution and maintaining a healthy heart. James Fabisiak, PhD, Associate Professor in Environmental & Occupational Health and is part of the Center for Healthy Environments and Communities at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Fabisiak is one of the authors of the Pittsburgh Regional Environmental Threats Analysis Report and will discuss the air pollution challenges our region faces.

April 30, 2015 5-8 p.m. Networking, food, and drinks start at 5 p.m. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. Allegheny General Hospital Magovern Conference Center 320 E. North Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15212. This event is free and open to the public. Continuing Medical Education Credits are available. This event is jointly provided by the Group Against Smog and Pollution and Allegheny General Hospital.

http://gasp-pgh.org/heart-health/