Intern Perspective: Toxic chemicals in our homes, The pollution we can control

During Summer 2016, the Community Engagement team of the MADRES Environmental Health Disparities Center at USC began to host public health interns from Cal State LA. In response to a request that came from community groups in the LA area, interns began their work developing content and implementing workshops for local community groups around the theme of toxic chemicals in the homes. After conducting the first workshop in the series, interns Andrea Calderon and Giovanna Manson-Hing reflect upon their experience below. 

Every day people are exposed to hidden toxins whether it be at school, at work or even at home. Pollution is all around us and most times we can’t control it, but sometimes we can. One of the many ways we can control the pollution in our homes is through awareness of toxic chemicals found in cleaning products. Continue reading “Intern Perspective: Toxic chemicals in our homes, The pollution we can control”

SCEHSC infographic poster to take part in traveling poster exhibit

Over the past few years, the Community Outreach program has expanded their communication tools to include more graphics and infographics to explain scientific concepts as well as information related to work we are associated with. Much of our content is informed and inspired by community groups that we work with. Whether it be by direct request or the motivation to get out the “word” about something, we are producing more colorful graphics to depict how various forms of pollution and toxic exposures effect people and impact  communities. Continue reading “SCEHSC infographic poster to take part in traveling poster exhibit”