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February 1, 2017

Living Near Busy Roads Infographic Receives Recognition

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Do you want to know more about what it means to live or go to school in an area with lots of traffic pollution, near a busy road or highway? Our team at the USC Environmental Health Centers has developed an infographic, the first in a series that we will be sharing with you over the next few months and years.

Living Near Busy Roads or Traffic PollutionThe Community Outreach and Engagement Team recently received recognition for the Living Near Busy Roads or Traffic Pollution infographic that was initially produced in 2014. The Transportation Research Board recognized the interactive infographic as part of an overall competition focused on communicating the link between transportation and public health.

The team received the recognition at the TRBs Annual Meeting in Washington DC on January 10, 2017. Read associated article published by NIEHS in the online newsletter Environmental Factor.

The infographic, chosen as one of four awardees of a competition titled "John and Jane Q. Public" will be presented by community outreach staff in a poster presentation as well as part of a lecture format presentation at the Transportation Research Board's Annual Conference in Washington, DC in January 2017.

The team applied to the competition as a way to extend the reach of the environmental and public health bi-directional communication that it does in the context of working with community based organizations in Southern California and across the county. Prior to entering the competition, the infographic was updated to include links to new and expanded research on related health topics.

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