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Your Environment. Your Health.

Media Advisory: NIH, EPA announce competition to develop personal air pollution and health sensors

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

News Release

Archive - New Contact Information

For more information about this archival news release, please contact Christine Flowers, Director, Office of Communications & Public Liaison at (919) 541-3665.
Monday, June 4, 2012, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Contact: Ed Kang, NIEHS
(919) 541-1993

Members of the media are invited to attend an announcement, followed by press availability, on a new nationwide competition called the My Air, My Health Challenge. The competition is offering cash awards for developing a personal, portable sensor system that measures air pollution and a person’s physiological response to it.


Join leaders from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), which is part of the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as they announce the competition and cash awards.


Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.
NIEHS Director
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Glenn Paulson, Ph.D.
EPA Science Advisor


Wednesday, June 6, 2012
9:35-9:45 a.m.
Announcement of the competition (Main Auditorium, East Salon)

9:50-10:20 a.m.
Press availability (Salon D)


The Health Data Initiative Forum III: Health Datapalooza
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001
via webcast at

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