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.