Commissioner: Michael Greenstone, PhD

“Long-run exposure to pollution, especially particulates air pollution, has dramatic consequences for life expectancy. Broad and urgent awareness of the problem is the first step towards decisive policy action. That’s why real stories of how pollution is leading to sicker and short lives can lead to change that improves all of our health.”

Michael Greenstone is EPIC Director, the Milton Friedman Professor in Economics, the College and the Harris School at the University of Chicago.


The Commission on Pollution and Health is an initiative of The Lancet, the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP), and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, with coordination from the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Bank. Commissioners include many of the world’s leading researchers and practitioners in the fields of pollution management, environmental health and sustainable development.  

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