Archive for 2012

Yale Study: Latinos more likely to suffer from high levels of air pollution

Monday, November 5th, 2012

While people of all ethnicities live in polluted areas, Hispanics, minorities and other individuals with low incomes are the group most at risk to high levels of high levels of air pollution, according to Yale University research published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

The most concerning pollutants are those comprising what is known … [ Read full post ]

LA Times article: Contrasting views that pollution will be reduced once rail yard is built near LA harbor

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) is proposing to build a new rail yard called the Southern California International Gateway (the SCIG) on property owned by the Port of Los Angeles, according to yesterday’s LA Times article

The article mentions the Port of Los Angeles, drafted a report called the “… [ Read full post ]

Oct 24 NIEHS webinar: Children’s health impacted by air pollution

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Research indicates children are more vulnerable to the negative health effects of environmental toxins because their brains are still developing. For example, the nervous system develops throughout childhood and is not well equipped to repair any damage caused by environmental toxins and the resulting loss can be irreversible.

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The New York Times: Coke & Pepsi to display ‘calorie counts’ on vending machines

Monday, October 15th, 2012

The Affordable Care Act will eventually require all restaurant chains with more than 20 locations and vending operators with more than 20 vending machines to clearly post calorie information for the items on their menus and in their machines. In anticipation of the law, The American Beverage Association launched a pilot project that will display … [ Read full post ]

New UCLA Policy Note: Examining presidential candidates’ health care proposals

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Just in time for the 2012 presidential election, the health care proposals of President Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee, are summarized in a new policy note by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

The policy note presents a side-by-side comparison of Obama, Romney and Republican … [ Read full post ]

Nov 27 Conference (Los Angeles): Women’s reproductive health and the environment

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Over the last couple of decades, environmental and reproductive health experts have been sounding the alarm about the devastating impact toxins in our environment has on a woman’s fertility. Join the UCLA Women’s Health Center for a free daylong event that addresses the best practices for addressing environmental toxins and reproductive health focused on community … [ Read full post ]