Symposium on Assessing Exposures and Health Effects Related to Indoor Biomass Fuel Burning
August 18, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
David P. Rall Building in the Rodbell Auditorium
NIEHS, Research Triangle Park, NC
The burning of solid fuels (e.g., wood, charcoal, dung) for cooking and heat results in a significant global health burden with over 4 million premature deaths per year attributed to indoor air pollution from inefficient use of solid fuels. Progress on this important public health challenge requires a concerted cross-disciplinary effort involving exposure scientists, toxicologists, epidemiologists, engineers, and public policy experts. This symposium will bring together researchers working in the area of indoor biomass fuel burning emissions and health effects to discuss the latest science, policy, and future directions.
Federal Register Notice – published June 19, 2014