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CARB Symposium Presentations:
Estimating Premature Deaths from Long-term Exposure to PM2.5

On February 26, 2010, 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.  Links to the symposium presentations can be found below.

Symposium Presentations

NameAffiliationLink to Presentation Background Information
Aaron Cohen

Health Effects Institute

pdf - 449 kB
James Enstrom


pdf - 2,365 kB
Daniel S. Greenbaum

Health Effects Institute

pdf - 802 kB
pdf - 47 kB
Thomas Hesterberg

Navistar, Inc

pdf - 27 kBHesterberg TW et al. White-Paper: What studies are appropriate to use to estimate health impacts from specific sources such as diesel PM?

Hesterberg TW et al. Non-cancer health effects of diesel exhaust: a critical assessment of recent human and animal toxicological literature. Crit Rev Toxicol. 2009;39(3):195-227. Abstract

Hesterberg TW et al. A critical assessment of studies on the carcinogenic potential of diesel exhaust. Crit Rev Toxicol. 2006 Oct;36(9):727-76. Abstract

Hesterberg TW et al. Carcinogenicity studies of diesel engine exhausts in laboratory animals: a review of past studies and a discussion of future research needs. Crit Rev Toxicol. 2005 Jun;35(5):379-411. Abstract

Michael Jerrett

UC, Berkeley

pdf - 1,217 kB
Daniel Krewski

University of Ottawa

pdf - 312 kB 
pdf - 978 kB
  (Expert Elicitation)

Fred Lipfert

Environmental Consultant

pdf - 146 kB
Lipfert FW et al. Air pollution and survival within the Washington University-EPRI veteranscohort: risks based on modeled estimates of ambient levels of hazardous and criteria air pollutants. J Air Waste Manag Assoc. 2009 Apr;59(4):473-89.  Abstract

Suresh Moolgavkar


pdf - 19 kBTable of Risks

Moolgavkar SH. A review and critique of the EPA's rationale for a fine particle standard. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2005 Jun;42(1):123-44.  Abstract

Zachary Pekar


pdf - 16 kB

Robert Phalen

UC, Irvine

Arden Pope

Brigham Young University

pdf - 1,786 kB

Mary Ross


pdf - 674 kB

George Thurston

New York University

pdf - 37 kB

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

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