The Respirami 3 conference in Milan in January 2019 was a remarkable event with a large participation of international scientists, professionals of the health care sector and environmental protection agencies, all providing an interesting update of the research on air pollution. Since then, research on the health effects of air pollution have progressed considerably. The Health Effects Institute, the European Respiratory Society (ERS), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) organized a joint meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on January 21-22, 2020 with the aim to review the latest science on major pollutants, focusing on particulate matter 2.5 μm or less in diameter (PM2.5) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2), to help evaluate the need for updating Europe’s air quality policies. A number of important scientific and policy questions about the causal links between air pollution and health, its effects at low levels of exposure, the relative contributions of different sources or constituents, and ultimately the question of how to achieve the most health benefits most cost-effectively were considered.
The present initiative will update Italian professional on the latest evidence and provide an interesting platform for future research applications and project. The initiative is planned as a series of webinar with at least three presentations (20 minutes each) and sufficient time for Questions and Answers.