Vijay Limaye

Breathing Uneasy: India’s Air Pollution Challenge

Air pollution in India is a major public health and economic concern, as large parts of the urban population are exposed to some of the highest pollutant levels in the world. This talk will examine the key drivers of air pollution in the country and obstacles to addressing the problem. I will also explore research to better quantify how air pollution at high levels affects public health, and efforts to model how climate change will affect air pollution patterns.

Vijay Limaye received a joint Ph.D. in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Population Health Sciences at UW-Madison in May 2014. His research focuses on environmental epidemiology and the ways in which exposures to
extreme heat and air pollution affect public health.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program at UW-Madison