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EPA and NIH Announce Challenge to Develop Personal Air Pollution and Health Sensors

Release Date: 06/05/2012
Contact Information: Latisha Petteway (News Media Only),, 202-564-3191, 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON - Members of the media are invited to attend an announcement on a new nationwide competition called the My Air, My Health Challenge at the Health Data Initiative Forum III: The Health Datapalooza. The competition is offering awards for developing a personal, portable sensor system that measures air pollution and a person’s physiological response to it.

This event is open to the public. Press will be available to speak to speakers at the conclusion of the announcement.

WHO: Glenn Paulson, Ph.D.
EPA Science Advisor
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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

WHAT: EPA and NIEHS will announce the My Air, My Health Challenge

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

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

WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20001
Via webcast at

More information on the Health Data Initiative Forum III and the webcast: