In the news and upcoming events: Spring 2018

The California Chapter of the American Lung Association is hosting:
Health Professionals for Clean Air Phone Call
Friday, March 9 | 12:00 to 1:30 PM
They will provide an update on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, freight issues, SB 375 and the Clean Power Plan. Please RSVP to Jenny.Bard@lung.org to receive call-in information.

March for Science: Los Angeles, April 14, 2018
More info at the website and Facebook page

National Air Quality Awareness Week: April 30 – May 4, 2018
More info here. Look for our social media channels to be sharing resources during that week.

Covered through our social media channels recently, we want to share the following stories and articles with you.

Our faculty members Shohreh Farazan and Jill Johnston are partnering with community based organization Comite Civico de Valle, in  Brawley, CA near the Salton Sea to look at children’s respiratory health and how it might be affected by the particle pollution near the shrinking Salton Sea. Read about some of their findings in this article from the Desert Sun. See our infographic that shows the environmental impacts that the shrinking sea has on surrounding communities.

USC staff Lisa Valencia and  CCV staff Beto Martinez work to set up a regulatory air quality monitor in Brawley, CA.

The Los Angeles Times has been covering the health impacts of air pollution. Recent stories that include quotes from our faculty members include:

Regulators warned against housing near freeways due to health risks. Now they’re warming to it (12/27/2017)

Freeway pollution travels farther than we thought. Here’s how to protect yourself (12/30/2017)

 

California officials say housing next to freeways is a health risk — but they fund it anyway (12/17/2017)