Oil Drilling, Climate Crisis and Health

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Toxic Metals and Industrial Smelters

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Children’s Health and the Salton Sea

This work seeks to understand how increasing exposures to wind-blown dust and its potential toxic constituents impact child health over time, in a way that is responsive to community concerns about the drying of a saline lake in southeastern California (the Salton Sea). The Assessing Imperial Valley Respiratory Health and the Environment (AIRE) study consists of 500 elementary school children in the rural border region to assess the impact of dust and its composition on respiratory health using innovative lung inflammation biomarkers, community-owned air monitors and source-profiling of respirable dust (MPI Farzan/Johnston). The AIRE project grew from building local partnerships with Comite Civico de Valle and local schools.

Decentralized and Participatory Air Monitoring

A variety of monitoring tools & resources are used by the Community Engagement team in their work with community groups in the Los Angeles area.

A Day in the Life
An air monitoring & storytelling program combining low cost sensor use with photos and videos.
AirCasting and AirBeam Operations Manual
Do you want to see what some of the PurpleAir stationary PM 2.5 monitors are reading at a given time?
PurpleAir monitors in the Los Angeles area
South Central Los Angeles Project to Understand the Sources and Health Impacts of Local Air Pollution (SCLA-PUSH) collaboration