SPHPM Seminar: Air Pollution and Health in China – Professor Xiaoming Shi, Director of China National Institute of Environmental Health

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Event Details

21 September 2017 at 2:00 pm – 21 September 2017 at 3:00 pm
SPHPM: 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004 (Ground floor conference rooms)
Open to:
Medicine, Nursing, Health Science; Public lectures; Seminars & Workshops


The air pollution situation in China is complex. Since 2013, haze pollution weather has occurred in many regions of China. Public health risks caused by air pollution have been a serious concern for governments and the public. To address the air pollution problem, in recent years China has implemented a series of regulations, including the Air Pollution Law as well as the Air Pollution Control and Action Plan. The government has also developed environmental air quality standards. This presentation will give an overview of air pollution and health in China, and introduce projects conducted by China National Institute of Environmental Health.

Professor Xiaoming Shi is an epidemiologist and public health expert in China. He is the director of the National Institute of Environmental Health (NIEH) that is responsible for investigating, monitoring and evaluating health effects of environmental exposures nationally. His major research interests include environmental hazards and health effects, healthy aging, and the control and prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). 

He has contributed to establish the National Human Bio-Monitoring Project, which has been set up and implemented in China since 2016. Currently, Professor Shi is leading a large-scale project systematically assessing the acute health risks of air pollution in China, and is in the process of developing a national environmental public health tracking project. He has experiences working with numerous NCDs and aging studies in Chinese populations.

A/Prof Anita Wluka
+61 3 9903 0994
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine