Webinar: Air pollution and health: how particulate matter leads to illness - 1 May, 2019

The health effects of exposure to air pollution are complex and depend on the physical and chemical characteristics of the pollution source, the dose and context of exposure and the characteristics of the person exposed. In this seminar, Graeme will present an overview of the mechanisms underlying the health effects of exposure to air pollution with a focus on particulate matter. He will cover aspects of inhalation, the fate of particles once they enter the body, how the particles interact with cells in the lung, and how all of these factors can drive the adverse health effects of exposure to air pollution.

May 1, 2019


1 pm AEST   View map


Co-hosted with Centre for Air Pollution, energy and health Research (CAR)

Dr Graeme Zosky
Deputy Director, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, Professor of Physiology, School of Medicine

Graeme is a biomedical researcher and Deputy Director of the Menzies School of Medical Research. Graeme is an expert on lung structure-function relationships and the development of novel techniques for the assessment of lung mechanics. His current research program is focused on the role of environmental exposures in determining lung growth and how this impacts on health and disease. He is also passionate about the impact of environmental exposures on health outcomes in disadvantaged populations.

More information is here.

30 – 60 minutes

There is no charge to attend this webinar.

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Marge Overs
Knowledge and Translation Broker – CAR

Jacinda Shen
Training Manager – CASANZ