PM Conferences

Learn about the Bay Area Air District Advisory Council's conference on mitigating the effects of particulate matter pollution.

Advisory Council Particulate Matter Deliberations

Increasing evidence shows health impacts from fine particulate matter, or PM2.5, can occur well below the current national ambient air quality standards. As impacts in our communities increase with our changing climate, it is important that we reassess the health effects of PM2.5.

In fall 2019, the Air District's Advisory Council began convening a symposium series on PM2.5 to facilitate a discussion among nationally recognized scientists, stakeholders, and the Air District to identify the most effective measures to further protect public health. The symposia shine a spotlight on this public health challenge.

While the Advisory Council and the Air District had envisioned a four-part symposia series, due to the global pandemic and in the interest of public health, in 2020 the Air District's Advisory Council continued to meet via webcast.

In May, the Advisory Council received presentations from community groups on the local environmental and health impacts of fine particulate matter and potential strategies to reduce PM2.5 in the future. In July, the Advisory Council received presentations from industry representatives.

In October, November and December the Advisory Council will deliberate on key findings and PM2.5 reduction strategies. More information on each of these meetings is provided below and on the Advisory Council Agendas and Reports page.

October 28, 2019

The Air District convened a symposium, at the request of its Advisory Council, to obtain input from leading experts on the best available science concerning impacts of particulate matter. The first symposium took place on October 28, 2019 from 9 AM to 4:30 PM, at the Bay Area Metro Center, 375 Beale Street, San Francisco, California. 

Topics included:
  • PM health effects:
    • observed health effects from PM exposure
    • affected biological systems
    • knowledge about the mechanisms
    • population groups most at risk
    • most relevant sensitivities and uncertainties
  • PM exposure and risk:
    • PM emissions and sources
    • PM levels in the air
    • community exposure
    • current understanding of PM health risks
    • economic and other costs

December 9, 2019 Advisory Council Meeting

At the December 9, 2019 meeting of the Advisory Council, Council members reviewed the October PM Symposium, received updates on Air District particulate matter work and reviewed the symposium summary report.

May 12, 2020 Advisory Council Meeting

At the May 12, 2020 meeting of the Advisory Council, Council members received presentations from community groups on the local environmental and health impacts of fine particulate matter, and a presentation from the Air District on potential policy strategies to reducing particulate matter moving forward.

July 31, 2020 Advisory Council Meeting

At the July 31, 2020 meeting of the Advisory Council, Council members received presentations from industry representatives for consideration, and a presentation from the Air District on particulate matter modeling-based assessments and next steps.

Council Deliberations

Beginning at the July 31, 2020 Advisory Council meeting and continuing through the October 9, 2020, November 9, 2020 and December 3, 2020 meetings, the Advisory Council deliberated and discussed the draft report. The Advisory Council approved the Particulate Matter Reduction Strategy Report and reviewed the presentation to the Board of Directors at the end of the December 3, 2020 meeting.

Joint Meeting of the Air District Advisory Council and Board of Directors

On December 16, 2020, at a joint meeting of the Advisory Council and Air District Board of Directors, the Advisory Council submitted and presented the Particulate Matter Reduction Strategy Report to the Board of Directors. Following the presentation, the Board of Directors and Advisory Council engaged in an extended discussion on the current state of PM science, the Advisory Council's findings, recommendations and the report.

Events

From the events table below, interested individuals can view the webcast or listen to audio of the meeting. In addition, the meeting agenda, minutes and presentations to the Advisory Council will be made available.

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12/16/2020Board of Directors & Advisory Council Joint MeetingBoard Agenda
 
12/16/2020
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Board of Directors & Advisory Council Joint Meeting
Date & Time:
Wednesday, December 16
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Advisory Council Particulate Matter Reduction Strategy Report


Board Minutes
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Date & Time

Wednesday, December 16
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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12/3/2020Advisory Council MeetingRevised Council Agenda
 
12/3/2020
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Advisory Council Meeting
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Thursday, December 3
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Thursday, December 3
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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11/9/2020Advisory Council MeetingCouncil Agenda
 
11/9/2020
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Advisory Council Meeting
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Monday, November 9
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Monday, November 9
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10/9/2020Advisory Council MeetingCouncil Agenda
 
10/9/2020
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Friday, October 9
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Friday, October 9
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7/31/2020Advisory Council MeetingCouncil Agenda
 
7/31/2020
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Friday, July 31
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Friday, July 31
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5/12/2020Advisory Council MeetingCouncil Agenda
 
5/12/2020
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Tuesday, May 12
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Tuesday, May 12
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3/24/2020POSTPONED - Particulate Matter: Spotlight on Health ProtectionN/ACancelled
3/24/2020
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POSTPONED - Particulate Matter: Spotlight on Health Protection
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Tuesday, March 24
9:00 AM - 4:30 AM
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Tuesday, March 24
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12/9/2019Advisory Council MeetingCouncil Agenda
 
12/9/2019
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Advisory Council Meeting
Date & Time:
Monday, December 9
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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375 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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December 9, 2019 Advisory Council Meeting Summary: BAAQMD Update on Current and Emerging Efforts on Particulate Matter


Council Minutes
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Date & Time

Monday, December 9
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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375 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

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10/28/2019Advisory Council MeetingCouncil Agenda
 
10/28/2019
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Monday, October 28
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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October 28, 2019 Symposium Summary: Health Effects and Exposures and Risks
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Date & Time

Monday, October 28
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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375 Beale Street
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October 28, 2019 Symposium Summary: Health Effects and Exposures and Risks

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