CARB research seminar & webcast on air pollution and asthma – April 7

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The California Air Resources Board has announced a seminar and webcast on April 7, to discuss new research findings regarding asthma incidence, Traffic Related Air Pollution, and overburdened communities.

Among their findings:

Subjects living in neighborhoods with lower socioeconomic status were at increased risk from elevations in ambient PM₂.₅. Associations of asthma with ambient air pollutants were enhanced among subjects living in homes near high TRAP suggesting that this is a vulnerable/susceptible population. Demographic data shows that this population was more likely to be Hispanic and living in lower socioeconomic status communities.

Risk of Pediatric Asthma Morbidity from Multipollutant Exposures