Posts Tagged ‘environmental health’

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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Katie Balderas: Cleaning up asthma triggers in Los Angeles

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Katie Balderas works as a Policy Liaison for Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Tobacco Control and Prevention Program, Project TRUST and is active member of the Asthma Coalition of Los Angeles County.  In this article, she discusses the economic and social obstacles to combating asthma, as well as the legal and other [ Read full post ]

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Data tools that help make the connection between health and the environment

Thursday, May 19th, 2011
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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 ]

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Are San Bernardino rail yards the most toxic?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
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Yes, according to John Froines, a nationally known expert on fine particle pollution — the microscopic pieces of pollution that litter the air, especially around high traffic areas, and which are linked to cancer, heart disease and asthma.

In a recent story in the Riverside Press-Enterprise, Froines, a UCLA environmental health sciences professor, … [ Read full post ]

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April 6 forum on health disparities, environment

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
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ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH DISPARITIES FORUM IN L.A.: Join Community Health Councils, together with other health advocates and some of the state’s most well-regarded leaders in public health, on April 6 for an educational forum about

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Video: Where you live affects your health

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

‘PLACE MATTERS’: Why is your street address such a good predictor of your health? What can be done to create a neighborhood that promotes rather than destroys health. Watch this video “Living in disadvantaged neighborhoods is bad for your health” from the documentary, “Unnatural Causes.” This is a short segment from the full four-hour documentary … [ Read full post ]

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