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?
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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 UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has just released new Health Profiles, one-page, easy-to-read, printable fact sheets on every county in California as well as the state’s regions, certain service planning areas of large cities such as Los Angeles and San Diego, and more. … [ Read full post ]
Approximately 1.3 million teens — more than a third (38 percent) of all adolescents enrolled in California public schools — do not participate in any school-based physical education classes, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
Research has shown that a lack of physical activity is associated with … [ Read full post ]
A new study published in the journal of Environmental Health found that people living within 400 feet of a major road were more at risk of “persistent wheeze,” chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and other negative health conditions. The study, conducted in Italy, nevertheless highlights the “potential” effects of traffic-related air pollution on respiratory health … [ Read full post ]
Want to create a map, chart or table on health topics linked to environmental pollution? Try the new online tool created by the California Environmental Health Tracking Program (CEHTP) that walks you through a series of quick steps to get statewide (and, in some cases, county-specific) information on topics ranging from asthma, to birth defects, … [ Read full post ]