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Link between health and housing

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

healthyhomesShadowAccording to the U.S. Surgeon General, a healthy home “supports the health of its residents.” By that definition many residences in California fail to meet that standard, according to a study by the California Department of Public Health and California Breathing. Homes can be plagued by structural problems — broken staircases or inadequate plumbing … [ Read full post ]

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New tool helps community groups better understand and analyze environmental health data

Monday, April 15th, 2013

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 ]

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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 ]

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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 ]

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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 ]

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Oct 9 Free Webinar: Cooling the planet, cleaning the air

Monday, October 8th, 2012

 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 ]

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