References: Salton Sea Pollution

The following publications feature insights from the principal researchers on the health status of the Imperial Valley:

Desert Sun
The Desert Sun:
Asthma Crisis Strikes Children near Salton Sea

Imperial Valley Press

Imperial Valley Press:
Tackling Air Quality Concerns, Finding Solutions

 

Data and information used for the infograph was compiled from the following sources:

Air Pollution Data:

Air Data – Multiyear Tile Plot. (2017, June 12). Retrieved October 05, 2017, from https://www.epa.gov/outdoor-air-quality-data/air-data-multiyear-tile-plot

Alamo and New Rivers Runoff into Salton Sea:

Colorado River Regional Water Quality Control Board. (n.d.). Salton Sea. Retrieved October 06, 2017, from https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/coloradoriver/water_issues/programs/salton_sea/#watershed

Dust From the Salton Sea is Harmful:

Peeples, L. (2012, August 11). Dust Storms’ Health Risks: Asthma Triggers, Chemicals, Bacteria May Be In The Wind. Retrieved October 05, 2017, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/11/dust-storms-health-disease_n_1764246.html

Increase in Dust Over the Years:

Cohen M. Hazard’s Toll: The Costs of Inaction at the Salton Sea. Pacific Institute 2014 Retrieved from http://pacinst.org/publication/hazards-toll/

Tackling Air Quality Concerns, Finding Solutions

Delgado, E. (2017, November 3). Tackling air quality concerns, finding solutions. Imperial Valley Press, pp. A1-A5. Retrieved November 16, 2017, from http://imperialvalleypress.pressreader.com/imperial-valley-press/2017110

Young Children are Suffering from Alarmingly High Rates of Asthma Near the Salton Sea, Study Finds:

James, I. (2017, November 6). Near salton sea many young children suffer asthma study finds. Desert Sun. Retrieved November 16, 2017, from http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/environment/2017/11/06/near-salton-sea-many-young-children-suffer-asthma-study-finds/837857001/

Consequences of Inhaled Dust on Children’s Respiratory System:

Plopper, C., Smiley-Jewell, S., Miller, L., Fanucchi, M., Evans, M., Buckpitt, A., . . . Hyde, D. (n.d.). Asthma/allergic airways disease: Does postnatal exposure to environmental toxicants promote airway pathobiology? Toxicologic Pathology., 35(1), 97-110