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Lecture to explore health effects of air pollution

Air pollution is associated with at least 88,000 excess deaths per year in the United States, says Robert Brook.

Professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan, he will discuss the risk of breathing in fine particulate matter in his free public presentation “Inhaling the Cardio-Metabolic Syndrome: Air Pollution and Health,” at noon Friday, Jan. 31, in room 145, Human Kinetics Building.

Dr. Brook is the director of the Comprehensive Hypertension Center at the University of Michigan with clinical interests in resistant and secondary hypertension, complex lipid disorders, and cardiovascular disease prevention.

His current research involves testing practical personal-level strategies to help mitigate the adverse cardiometabolic health effects of air pollution, with ongoing studies in China, Canada, and the United States.

This lecture is part of the Faculty of Human Kinetics Distinguished Speakers’ Series.

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