ALERT (Assessment of Local Environmental Risk Training to Reduce Health Disparities) is a community training and research partnership to support community efforts to combat disproportionate exposure to air pollution among vulnerable populations. The ALERT curriculum is designed to build the capacity of community representatives to understand and analyze environmental health data, develop action plans, establish … [ Read full post ]
‘air pollution’ Archive
The Community Action Plan is a result of “Turning Data into Action (TDA): Fighting Air Pollution in Two Immigrant Communities.” The two year project engaged more than 450 community leaders in an assessment and planning process leading to the development of the plan which addresses the effects of air pollution on asthma, … [ Read full post ]
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 harborMonday, 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 ]
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.
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 ]