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Special Event – Climate Solutions Are Health Solutions: Understanding the EPA’s Soot/PM Rule with Dr. Mona Sarfaty

March 16, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Thursday, March 16

4PM (Eastern) | 1PM (Pacific)

Climate Solutions Are Health Solutions: Understanding the EPA’s New Soot/PM Rule with Dr. Mona Sarfaty


The climate crisis is impacting more than just our environment — it is affecting our health! Climate solutions can bring improved health when implemented and sustained. Join us to learn how air pollution, climate change and our health are linked and how you can take action to call on the EPA to improve its recently released soot/PM rule.


We know that the impacts of climate change place everyone at risk but some are at greater risk. This includes children, pregnant women, elders, people with chronic conditions, and people who have experienced environmental injustice in the past. Climate solutions can bring improved health locally, right where solutions are implemented. This talk will explore both sides of the reality of climate change and offer many personal and community activities that are contributing to solutions.

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This is a webinar format, we encourage you to join from your computer as it will be easiest to follow and ask questions from your computer. Your active participation gives us the best programs!


The EPA will be taking comments until March 28th.  Soot pollution – also known as particulate matter, or PM 2.5, is a dangerous and deadly pollutant that is produced by power plants, vehicle tailpipes, and other industrial sources. The recent standard proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) —9-10μg/m3 and 35μg/m3 (no change) for the 24-hour standard— is not enough to protect our health and is not in line with the best available science. We must call on the EPA to set standards for Soot of no higher than 8 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m3) for the annual standard and no higher than 25 μg/m3 for the 24-hour standard.  Submit a comment to the EPA, click here.

Dr. Mona Sarfaty is the Founder of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health (Consortium), and currently serves on the Board.  Dr. Sarfaty has been actively engaged in education, communication and policy development regarding the impact of climate change on health for over 15 years.  She is the author of Climate Change and Population Health: A Primer (JB Learning, 2021), peer-reviewed articles, reports, and two book chapters on climate change and health, and widely circulated guides and peer reviewed articles.

Trained in family medicine and public health, Dr. Sarfaty has engaged in teaching, research, and advocacy for 40 years.  She was Senior Health Policy Advisor for the U.S. Senate Health and Human Resources Committee (now H.E.L.P.) for 7 years. Dr. Sarfaty is recipient of many honors and has been an invited lecturer in many academic, medical, governmental, and scientific venues.


March 16, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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