Posts Tagged ‘air pollution’

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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LA Times: Imperial county leads state in treatement of children with asthma

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

The rate for asthma-related emergency room visits among children in Imperial County is three times higher than the California state average, according to data reported in a recent LA Times article. State healthcare programs pay for many of the costs of child and adult asthma-related ER visits and hospitalizations, which cost taxpayers more than … [ Read full post ]

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AQMD: Lawn Mower Exchange Program

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

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Although mobile sources, … [ 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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UCLA’s ALERT project informs residents on harmful air pollution

Monday, May 7th, 2012

A UCLA Center for Health Policy Research project that educates residents about air pollution and its impact on their neighborhood’s health is featured in UCLA Today, the university’s faculty and staff newspaper.

The ALERT (Assessment of Local Environmental Risk Training) project is part of the Center’s Health DATA Program and targets two neighborhoods that bear … [ Read full post ]

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Asthma: An entire family sick, a mother’s campaign

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

By Jazmin Zane, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Health DATA Program

Martha Cota remembers her son’s fight for life.  She can still see his purple lips and nails.  She can still hear the awful sound of hospital respirators.

That was 20 years ago.  The culprit?  Asthma.  It had put her son in the hospital.  … [ Read full post ]

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