Seminar at UMaine: AIR POLLUTION IN BEIJING: FORMATION AND HEALTH IMPACTS

AIR POLLUTION IN BEIJING:
FORMATION AND HEALTH IMPACTS
Prof. Tong ZHU, Dean
College of Environmental Sciences & Engineering
Peking University
Beijing, China

ABSTRACT
Beijing, a megacity with 20+ million populations, has
suffered from severe air pollution in recent years.
CAREBEIJING (Campaigns of Air quality REsearch in BEIJING
and surrounding regions) led by Peking University was
carried out in 2006, 2007, and 2008. Based on the
findings, regional coordinated air pollution control
measures were proposed and implemented before and during
Beijing Olympics. Analysis and major findings about the main
factors that lead to the most recent events of severe air
pollution in Beijing as well as the associated health
impacts will be presented.

3:00 p.m., 22 February 2013
Room 3, Wells Conference Center

Sponsored by:
School of Marine Sciences (SMS) and Climate Change Institute (CCI)
Host: Dr. Fei CHAI (fchai@maine.edu)

Refreshments available at 2:40 p.m.