UCLA research team designs convenient way to help those affected by air pollution
KCRW-89 FM’s “Which Way, L.A.” reported on a study led by Center for Clean Air Director Suzanne Paulson that looked at several neighborhoods in Los Angeles and found striking disparities in levels of transit-related air pollution.
Noxious particulate concentrations highest near Santa Monica Airport.
Academic researchers have found that breathing motor vehicle emissions triggers a change in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, altering its cardiovascular protective qualities so that it actually contributes to clogged arteries.
Research led by Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and IoES Professor Suzanne Paulson, conducted in collaboration with School of Public Health and IoES Professor Emeritus Arthur Winer, was published in science journal Atmospheric Environment.
Scientists from UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health led by Julia Heck, have found a possible link between exposure to traffic-related air pollution and several childhood cancers.
Babies exposed to air pollution when in the womb are more likely to have autism, according to a UCLA study published Mar. 1, 2013, in Environmental Health Perspectives.
A study by Institute of the Environment and Sustainability researchers found that air quality improved dramatically in Los Angeles during the weekend closure of the 405 freeway in July 2011.
Coverage of the new study by IoES’ Suzanne Paulson, professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and Yifang Zhu, associate professor of environmental health sciences.
The San Francisco Chronicle interviewed IoES Professor and Department of Environmental Health Sciences Chair Dr. Richard Jackson.
IoES & Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Professor and Vice Chair Suzanne Paulson is a researcher on the study.
UCLA atmospheric scientists participated in the largest single atmospheric research effort in California history. Some 70 different monitoring devices on the tower were used by 40 independent research teams to gather complex data that will help guide policymakers on air pollution issues.
The Associated Press and LA Times reported on a study involving John Froines, Environmental Health Sciences and IoES Professor, that will examine the effect of high-toxicity emissions from a San Bernardino rail yard on surrounding communities.
Nature News profiled former Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Director Mary Nichol’s efforts as Chair of the California Air Resources Board.