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Suzanne Paulson and Viraj Sawant for CalSPEC — Near-Roadway Indoor Air Pollution: Assessing Health Effects and Mitigation Strategies

UCLA Professor and Center for Clean Air Director Suzanne Paulson and UCLA Ph.D. candidate Viraj Sawant contribute to CalSPEC report highlighting the impacts of near-roadway air pollution (NRAP) on indoor air quality and public health in California. The report, a collaborative effort with UC Davis, UCSF and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, outlines the disproportionate health impacts among specific populations due to racial, ethnic and income disparities in air pollution exposure. It provides evidence on the composition, prevalence and health effects of NRAP, along with mitigation strategies to reduce its adverse effects. The findings aim to inform discussions at the California state level and potentially aid other jurisdictions.