The California Air Resources Board is hosting a seminar and webinar on Tuesday, April 7 from 1:30-3:30 PDT on a recently released study, Risk of pediatric asthma morbidity from multipollutant exposures.
The CARB reported that key findings included:
- Associations of asthma with ambient pollution, including carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen and PM2.5, were stronger among children exposed to high traffic-related air pollution at their homes, suggesting this is a vulnerable population.
- Hospital encounters for asthma were linked to PM2.5 and ozone in warm months, and with PM2.5, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and oxides of nitrogen in the cool season.
- Hispanic and African American children, as well as those without private insurance, tended to live in areas associated with higher levels of traffic-related air pollution, further increasing their vulnerability.
For more information:
- Review the news release, New study emphasizes importance of reducing traffic emissions to protect children living near roadways
- Review the presentation by Ralph J. Delfino, M.D., Ph.D, at the University of California Irvine Department of Epidemiology.
- Read the complete report, Risk of pediatric asthma morbidity from multipollutant exposures.