Air Pollution: mortality risk higher than previously thought

Air Pollution. At the end of last year, researchers from the European Environment Agency sounded the alarm: the main reason for premature deaths in Europe is the consequence of air pollution. One of the most serious cause of cardiovascular deaths is particulate matter. Now a team of scientists headed by Prof. dr. Jos Lelieveld of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the Director of Cardiology I in the Center for Cardiology of the University Medical Center Mainz Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Münzel investigate that the effects of air pollution reduce the average life expectancy of Europeans by 2.2 years and that causes of death predominantly affect cardiovascular diseases. Thus, the study results that will be published in the European Heart Journal are well above the recent calculations by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) on the effects of polluted air.

We would like to present you the results of the new study and invite you to do so
on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 11:00
in the conference room of the Center for Cardiology (building 605, ground floor, room 0.358)
University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz,
Langenbeckstr. 1, 55131 Mainz

As conversation partners you will meet:
• Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Münzel, Director of Cardiology I at the Center for Cardiology, University Medical Center Mainz
• Prof. Dr. Jos Lelieveld, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz
• Prof. Dr. Ulrich Pöschl, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz

We look forward to welcoming you as a representative of the media.
with enclosed answer fax expected until Monday, 11. March 2019

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University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Office of Corporate Communications
Langenbeckstr. 1, 55131 Mainz
Fax: 06131 / 17-3496

At the presentation of the new study on the effects of air pollution on the average life expectancy of Europeans on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 11:00
in the conference room of the Center for Cardiology (building 605, ground floor, room 0.358) University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz,
Langenbeckstr. 1, 55131 Mainz

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