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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
On Tuesday, October 9, professors Manuel Pastor and James Boyce will discuss their findings from the report, Cooling the Planet, Clearing the Air: Should Climate Policies Give Extra Credit for Maximizing Short-term Health Benefits?. This groundbreaking report is the first national level study that takes a careful look at the potential to reduce air … [ Read full post ]
On September 19, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that seeks to create neighborhoods that promote health of all Californians. Authored by Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel), Assembly Bill 441 would require the California Transportation Commission to take the health of residents potentially impacted by transportation projects into consideration with making planning decisions.
In particular, the … [ Read full post ]