#112: Patrick L. Kinney - The importance of clean air and what you can doJun 28, 2022
Is your air clean?
Well, it depends on where you live and your personal environment. Patrick L. Kinney is here to shed some light on the topic.
Patrick joined the School of Public Health faculty in January 2017 as the inaugural Beverly Brown Professor of Urban Health. He was trained as an air pollution epidemiologist at Harvard School of Public Health, and went to Boston University after two decades at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. In his time at Columbia, he showed how warming temperatures make air pollution like urban smog worse, and more harmful to populations. He led the development of an integrated modeling system to predict the air pollution health effects of climate change into the future. Working at the intersection of climate change, health, and policy, Kinney has conducted research from the South Bronx to China to rapidly growing cities throughout Africa.
In this episode, we discuss:
👉 Patrick’s journey
👉 The framework to understanding air pollution
👉 What are ways how we can fight it as a community and individually?
👉 Mold’s effect on air quality
👉 Funding for air pollution studies
👉 Ozone pollution
👉 And so much more…
If you are worried about the air you breathe, then you must listen to this episode. Patrick is a trove of info on the topic.
0:55 How Patrick started focusing on climate change and health
2:58 The framework to understanding air pollution
6:35 What can we do about it?
10:36 What to be cautious about in your personal environment
14:55 Mold and its effect on our air
18:17 Funding for air pollution studies
20:01 Natural ways to cope with air pollution
22:45 Ozone pollution
23:50 What Patrick does to protect his health
27:30 Home appliances to clean your indoor air and how to select a good one
31:12 How Patrick got to where he is in his career
33:49 Patrick’s current research
35:36 Where you can find Patrick L. Kinney
36:18 Patrick’s advice to live a happy, healthy and meaningful life
Connect with Patrick Kinney
University Profile: https://www.bu.edu/sph/profile/patrick-kinney/
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