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Assessing the Health Benefits of Urban Air Pollution Reduction
Presented by
Dr. Devra Davis

The East Michigan Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association
(AWMA), ACCESS and LocalMotion invite you to take time out of your busy day
to hear how and why your day-to-day activities in pollution control and
health care services make a difference to the residents of Southeast

Wednesday, April 9, 12-2 p.m.
Cost: $12 (lunch provided)

The McGregor Center, Room J
Wayne State University
495 W. Ferry Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
A map of the Wayne State Campus can be found at

Please RSVP by April 4:
343 South Main Street, Suite 206
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
Phone: (734) 623-0773
Fax: (734) 623-6920

In a presentation geared to professional audiences, Dr. Devra Davis, an
international expert on the epidemiology of health effects of urban air
pollution, will address the linkage between emissions, air quality and
health.  Environmental professionals of necessity focus on controlling
pollution while the medical community concentrate on illnesses, without the
time to consider how disease may be caused in part by airborne pollutants.
Neither profession often has an opportunity to consider the larger
significance of the roles they play in dealing with challenges posed by air
pollution in our modern industrial societies. Dr. Davis is a dynamic speaker
who has had the opportunity to address both sides - as a speaker at AWMA
national meetings and as a regular participant at Grand Rounds in hospitals
throughout the country. She tells an informative story of how both
professions make a real difference and will provide an informed prediction
of where both the challenges and achievements in improved air quality will
be in the future.

Dr. Davis is uniquely placed to provide the overall context in which
environmental professionals and the medical community work to improve public
health.  On the one hand, Dr. Davis will tell of the very real health
consequences of poor air quality as seen during dramatic pollution episodes
On in Donora, Pennsylvania, 1948, and London, England, 1952. She will
provide valuable insight on the epidemiology of air pollution in the present
and recent past.  On the other hand, she has studied the health improvements
implicit in industrial efforts to cut green house gas emissions.  She will
report on promising new technologies and business activities that are
promoting cleaner, greener, and more efficient economic development in the
United States and abroad and the health benefits which will follow.

Dr. Davis holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and a M.P.H. from the
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.  She is currently an adviser to the
World Health Organization and a Visiting Professor at the Heinz School of
Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University.  She is the
recipient of the 2002 National Book Award, bronze medal for non-fiction for
her work When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales of Environmental Deception and the
Battle Against Pollution.  More information about Dr. Davis and her book can
be found at http://www.whensmokeranlikewater.com.

Recognizing our attendees have busy days, Dr. Davis's talk will be
structured as "Lunch and Learn" with a luncheon buffet provided. To simplify
attendance by busy professionals, we have selected the McGregor Center as
Wayne State University as a central location convenient to all of the major
freeways and with convenient parking.

This event is co-sponsored by:

Air and Waste Management Association-East Michigan Chapter
The AWMA promotes better understanding of the problems of air pollution
control, waste management and related environmental concerns among
governmental regulatory personnel, researchers, educators, representatives
of industry and the general public, and works toward resolution of these

Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services
ACCESS is a human services organization committed to the development of the
Arab American community in all aspects of its economic and cultural life,
including environmental protection and health promotion.

LocalMotion is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness
about the connection between toxic chemicals in the environment and negative
health consequences, including cancer, in an effort to influence personal
and industrial behavior to promote improved health and quality of life.

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