How will expanding the I-710 freeway impact the health of nearby residents? In an Op-Ed published in EGP News, Dr. Felix L. Nuñez, MD, MPH, expresses his concern that freeway expansion will induce traffic and lead to negative health outcome in Bell Gardens, where he serves as the Chief Medical Officer of a community health center.
Will expanding the I-710 freeway to ten general purpose lanes with an added freight corridor lead to cleaner air? In an Op-Ed published on LAStreetsblog, physician Dr. Roberta Kato argues that expanding freeways is a misguided approach to improving air quality, and advocates instead for a community-driven proposal for the I-710 Corridor.
PSR-LA wants cleaner air and improved safety, and expanding the I-710 freeway will allow for more cars and trucks to travel, ultimately creating more congestion in the area and impacting air quality.
Environmental health advocates responded to the new Duke University-led study of 83 North Carolina toddlers, published today in Environmental Health Perspectives, that suggests exposure to potentially toxic flame-retardant chemicals may be higher in non-white toddlers than in white toddlers.
Half of US grown fruits, nuts, and vegetables come from California fields, which all depend on the hard work of approximately 700,000 farmworkers. The state’s approach to pesticide use has critical implications for workers and their families, as well as the rest of nation that often relies on the example of policies adopted in California.
PSR-LA is leading the way with a challenge to hold the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accountable for meeting its own clean air standards according to the Clean Air Act. The EPA missed a May 2011 deadline to determine whether the ozone level in the region is hazardous to public health, which would help enact tougher limits on pollution from cars, trucks, ships and refineries.