Environmental Exposure and Preventive Health Care

3rd International Conference in India

Environmental Exposure and Preventive Health Care

February 3, 2017
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi


Organized and sponsored by:
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
Indian Pollution Control Association (IPCA)
India Development Service (IDS)
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater


Organizing Committee:
Professor Mukesh Khare, Civil Engineering Department, IIT Delhi
Dr. Arun Kumar, Civil Engineering Department, IIT Delhi
Mr. Ashish Jain, Director, IPCA
Dr. Radha Goyal, Deputy Director, IPCA
Dr. Sameer Prasad, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA
Mr. Ajay Garg, Secretary, IPCA
Dr. Lolita Pradhan, Research Officer, IPCA

Conference Convener:
Dr. Radha Goyal, IPCA

Published reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) estimate that 8.9 million people die each year of diseases caused by environmental pollution (air, water, or soil)—and 94% of these deaths occur in underdeveloped and developing countries.

According to WHO’s Global Burden of Disease report, air pollution is the fifth largest killer in India (GBD, 2013). Each year, around 37.7 million Indians are affected by waterborne diseases, 1.5 million children die of diarrhea alone, and 73 million working days are lost due to waterborne diseases (WHO, 2008).

In light of the adverse impact of environmental pollution on public health and the expense of health care, efforts need to be made to prioritize disease prevention through appropriate control, abatement, and management. On February 3, 2017 the Indian Pollution Control Association (IPCA) and IIT Delhi will host an international conference on Environmental Exposure and Preventive Health Care with support from India Development Service (IDS) and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

The goal of the conference is to focus on the most sensitive population groups: children, pregnant women, and the elderly. The major objectives of the conference are to:

  • Understand the diseases caused by different types of pollution: air, water, and soil.
  • Understand the role played by different health care systems—Ayurvedic, herbal, homeopathic, etc.—in control, prevention, and treatment of pollution-induced diseases.
  • Develop preventive measures for controlling the diseases caused by pollutants.
  • Explore existing policies and developing strategies for prevention of pollution-induced diseases.

There is no registration fee to attend the conference.

For further information, contact:
Dr. Lolita Pradhan, IPCA

See FINAL program below.

Click here to read the post-conference summary.

View conference speaker videos here.


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