8 February 1999

A diesel workshop organized by the Health Effects Institute (HEI) will be held in Stone Mountain, Georgia, on March 7-9, 1999

The goal of this targeted workshop is to build a research strategy to improve quantitative risk assessments of constituents of diesel engine emissions. HEI organized this workshop to provide an international forum for the exchange of information on ongoing work and research needs in the areas of emissions characterization, exposure, and health effects. The workshop agenda has been designed around a risk assessment framework in order to focus the discussion on information gaps and the research needed to support future risk assessments.

Participants will incude scientists and engineers from the United States, Europe, and Australia. They will present the latest information on diesel emissions characterization from light- and heavy-duty engines, interim results from ongoing epidemiologic studies that focus on lung cancer as well as new information on potential noncancer health outcomes. A tentative agenda and registration information can be found on HEI's website, http://www.healtheffects.org.

Source: HEI