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CDC’s 2017 campaign shows effects of secondhand smoke

Thursday, January 12th, 2017
CDC’s 2017 campaign shows effects of secondhand smoke

Two years ago, exposure to secondhand smoke at work triggered a life-threatening asthma attack that left 16-year-old Jamason hospitalized for four days.

“I didn’t know what was happening. I didn’t know why I wasn’t able to breathe,” said Jamason, now 18. “I didn’t know anything. I just knew that I couldn’t breathe.”

His story is … [ Read full post ]

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Tenants on front line in battle against secondhand smoke

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

 

First came the feeling of irritation to her throat, nose and eyes.  Then came the nausea, dizziness and headaches. Carolina Lopez, a resident of a Mid-City apartment building in Central Los Angeles, had a new neighbor and a new problem: secondhand smoke.

Lopez, who is allergic to smoke, asked the neighbor to stop smoking … [ Read full post ]

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Nearly 10% of LA schools sit next to a freeway

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Working, living or going to school next to traffic-clogged freeways increases the risk of asthma so why are Los Angeles schools still being built next to major thoroughfares?

During a recent UCLA Center for Health Policy Research conference on air pollution, participants learned that although a state law prohibits schools being built within 500 feet … [ Read full post ]

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Sebelius, Jackson: The public health costs of air pollution

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

The polluted air in our environment costs U.S. taxpayers millions of dollars each year and without aggressive action these costs will escalate, according to a recent opinion editorial in USA Today authored by Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Health and Human Services Agency (HHS), and Lisa Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection … [ Read full post ]

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How many fruits and vegetables do you need?

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Recently the United States Department of Agriculture’s MyPyramid was replaced with the MyPlate guide. The goal of the MyPlate guide is to make it easier for us to visualize our portion sizes and the types of foods we should eat. The guide focuses on three simple goals: balance calories, increase portions of some foods … [ Read full post ]

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