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.
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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.