Webinars

Burning Wood for Heat and Power: Addressing Public Health Impacts

Join us for webinar co-hosted by the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), and Clean Air Council with support from state and regional partners.
Wood burning in residential, institutional, commercial and industrial settings is increasingly prevalent across the country, in both rural and urban areas. What do we know and not know about health effects associated with wood combustion? What are typical sources of wood smoke exposure and risk? Are there solutions that align public health protection with other societal goals? What can local health officials do to protect public health as wood biomass combustion proliferates?
Three presenters will lead a discussion about these and other questions in the context of the increasing use of wood as a fuel for heat and power. They include:

  • Polly Hoppin, ScD, Research Professor and Program Director, University of Massachusetts, Lowell/Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
  • Michael Brauer, ScD, Professor, School of Population and Public Health, The University of British Columbia
  • Lisa Rector, Senior Policy Analyst, Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM)

Click on the following link to view or download the webinar: “Wood Biomass for Heat and Power: Addressing Public Health Impacts” from October 24, 2013.

Burning Wood for Heat and Power: Health Impacts and What Clinicians Can Do

Wood burning in residential, institutional, commercial and industrial settings is increasingly prevalent across the country, in both rural and urban areas. What do we know and not know about health effects associated with wood combustion? What are typical sources of wood smoke exposure and risk? How important a problem is woodsmoke pollution in Pennsylvania? What can clinicians do to mitigate health impacts via clinical practice and policy engagement? Join us for a webinar featuring:
Welcoming Remarks:

Joe Minott, Esq., Executive Director, Clean Air Council
Presenters:

  • Polly Hoppin, ScD, Research Professor and Program Director, University of Massachusetts, Lowell/Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
  • Michael Brauer, ScD, Professor, School of Population and Public Health, The University of British Columbia
  • Peter deCarlo, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Respondents:

  • Deborah Gentile, MD, Allergist and Immunologist, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Megan Sandel, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health; Member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Environmental Health

Click on the following link to view or download the webinar: “Burning Wood for Heat and Power: Health Impacts and What Clinicians Can Do” from November 13, 2013.

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