CARB Symposium: Estimating Premature Deaths from Long-term Exposure to PM2.5
February 26, 2010

This page reviewed August 31, 2011

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) hosted a symposium on the science behind the methodology used to estimate PM-related premature deaths in California.  CARB invited scientists from academic institutions and government agencies to discuss the scientific findings regarding the association between PM2.5 exposure and premature death.  The symposium featured short presentations by panel members, followed by a round table discussion on a number of specific issues, including criteria for selecting a concentration-response function for making estimates of PM2.5-related deaths in California, how uncertainties should be addressed, whether we can differentiate the effects of PM2.5 from specific sources, and the use of California-specific data.  During the proceedings, the public submitted written questions about the scientific evidence discussed, and at the end of the afternoon session the panel responded to those questions.

The symposium was videotaped, and the archived version can be found at the link below.

Symposium Information

Date: February 26, 2010
Time:9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
Klamath Training Room
1001 I Street - 2nd Floor
Sacramento, California
  Mapquest Map of the Workshop Location
Agenda:Agenda and List of Panel Members

Symposium Archives:
Webcast:Please follow this link to access the archived webcast. After clicking on the link, scroll down the page to the February 26, 2010 listing, "Symposium Estimating Premature Deaths from Long term Exposure to PM2.5":
  • To view entire symposium, click on the video icon next to the symposium title. (A separate audio link is also available.)
  • To view a panel member's presentation, click on "Linked Agenda," which takes you to the symposium webcast page. From the Agenda, click the video icon next to the presentation you wish to view.
NEW! Transcript: Link to symposium transcript
Slides Only: Links to slide presentations (pdf files)
NEW! Link to correspondence with the Health Effects Institute

For more information, please contact Dr. Linda Smith at (916) 327-8225.

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