The US Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $32 million to fund four new Clean Air Research Centers at universities conducting advanced air pollution research. The research will focus on the impacts of air pollution mixtures on people’s health.
Each center will receive approximately $8 million over five years. They are located at:
- Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga.
- Harvard University, Boston, Mass.
- Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.
- University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
The research centers will explore the health impacts on children and older citizens to determine which health effects occur at different life stages. The centers will also study those most susceptible to air pollution, including people with pre-existing conditions and people living in communities where there are greater health risks associated with air pollution. A range of health effects ranging from cardiovascular and pulmonary problems to neurological and inflammation outcomes will also be examined.