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NHEERL Scientist Attends BSCR Standard-Setting Meeting

Mehdi Hazari of NHEERL’s Environmental Public Health Division Cardiopulmonary and Immunotoxicology Branch in Research Triangle Park, NC, is among a select group of 100 international scientists invited by the British Society for Cardiovascular Research (BSCR) to attend a meeting in London, England, September 4-7, 2010. The meeting focused on updating the more than 20-year-old Lambeth convention standards, which are used worldwide for identifying and characterizing cardiac arrhythmias. Arrhythmias are a major health concern in people exposed to air pollution. Dr. Hazari was an invited speaker and presented his research on the effects of diesel exhaust and its impact on increased risk of cardiac arrhythmia.

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