Health and Environmental Effects Research
EPA-RTP Campus Hosts International Congress on Combustion By-Products and Their Health Effects
The 11th International Congress on Combustion By-Products and Their Health Effects, themed Combustion Engineering and Global Health in the 21st Century: Issues and Challenges, was held May 31-June 3, 2009, on the EPA Research Triangle Park, NC, campus. The congress provided an international forum for discussion of topics on the origins, fate, and health effects of combustion. This field has gained significant relevance to worldwide environmental policy because risk-based programs increasingly rely on the ability of advanced scientific research to provide mechanistic, diagnostic, and analytic answers to complex problems concerning air toxic exposure. In addition to ORD, the congress was sponsored by the Electric Power Research Institute, Louisiana State University, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' Superfund Basic Research Program, the National Science Foundation, and Navistar.