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Connecting the Issues: Air Pollution, Climate Change and Our Health

May 31, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Connecting the Issues: Air Pollution, Climate Change, and Our Health

Panel Discussion

Tuesday, May 31
12 NOON (Eastern) | 9AM (Pacific)

91% of the global population is breathing polluted air; in the U.S., residents in more than 40% of the country are breathing dirty air. And with a changing climate, air pollution is only getting worse, causing more harm to our health. And the impacts are worst for low income communities, communities of color, children, and the elderly. On May 31st (12:00 PM ET | 9:00 AM PT) we will host a panel of leading experts who will discuss the impacts of air pollution and climate change on our health. This session will provide information and resources to help you understand the connections, and tools for taking action for the health of our communities and the safety of our future.



This session will be moderated by ECA member Dr. Chris Berg.

Panelists include:

Linda Rudolph MD, MPH, public health physician

Linda Rudolph MD, MPH is a public health physician who currently advises the Public Health Institute and the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health on climate, health and equity. She has a long career in local and state government, focused on health inequities, chronic disease prevention, worker health and safety, health in all policies, and climate change.

Molly Rauch, Director of Public Health Policy, Moms Clean Air Force

Molly Rauch is public health policy director for Moms Clean Air Force. She leads clean air campaigns, cultivates partnerships and collaborations, and writes about public health, science, and policy. Molly lives with her family in Washington, DC, where she serves on the District of Columbia’s Commission on Climate Change and Resiliency. She holds a master’s degree in public health.

Bob Yuhnke, environmental attorney, and policy advisor, Elders Climate Action

Bob Yuhnke an environmental attorney, active member of the ECA policy committee, and co-chair of the Transportation subcommittee at USCAN, He created the Air Program at Environmental Defense Fund and played a major role in enacting parts of the Clean Air Act.

Dr. Afif El-Hasan, American Lung Association

Dr. El-Hasan, is a pediatrician with a focus on pediatric asthma and lung health and has a special interest in childhood asthma, and his areas of additional expertise include the health effects of air pollution, health impacts of smoking, tobacco cessation, children’s lung health, lung health legislation and advocacy, youth smoking rates, vaccination and the health impacts of climate change. He is an active member of the American Lung Associations’ Asthma Care Management Team.

Kimberly Mitchell, Research and Systems Analyst, Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District

Kimberly Mitchell is a research and systems analyst with Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District, a rural California air district that experiences significant dust and smoke air pollution impacts. She focuses on data analysis and interpretation and a significant portion of her time is spent communicating the health impacts from particulate pollution to the residents and visitors of Eastern California through graphics, reports, and conversations.   


May 31, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
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