KPCC documents community monitoring work on “invisible problem” of traffic pollution

A KPCC story today documents the work of health advocates and collaborations to implement community air monitoring of traffic pollution.  Center faculty and staff provided information for this ongoing series by Deepa Fernandes, which raises awareness about the health effects of going to school near busy roads and freeways.  The Community Outreach program partners with organizations who are interested in knowing what they are breathing at the neighborhood level.  The monitors are a valuable tool to understand more about air pollution and research.  Working with youth is also a strategy to encourage interest in science, health, and environmental issues. Continue reading “KPCC documents community monitoring work on “invisible problem” of traffic pollution”

New Infographic on the Health Effects of Diesel

The Community Outreach team at USC Environmental Health Centers has developed this infographic to provide an overview of the research on health risks from diesel exhaust.

The infographic includes interactive links that lead to useful information. For example, in the HOW section, the health effects are linked to specific research articles. Links to websites and social media are also interactive. Please share widely!

Click on the images below to go to the full version of the infographic in both English and Spanish.