Topical Tag: Air Quality
Air quality mobile application
Our team at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and UCLA Health invites you to join our Air Quality Research study. AirForU enables you to gain a better understanding of your local air quality conditions and understand how air quality affects your health. Through this study you can be a part of innovative...
Assessing Air Quality (PM2.5) and Environmental Health Effects of Cleaning Products at UCLA Recreation Facilities
Our team’s mission is to promote a healthy environment for UCLA students who utilize the John Wooden and Bruin Fitness Recreation Centers on campus. By assessing particulate matter in select locations within each facility and comparing these measurements with outdoor air quality data, we aimed to ensure that students were exercising in a clean, healthy...
Indoor Air Quality
The 2016 Recreation Team tested the indoor air quality in various rooms across UCLA Recreation’s John Wooden Center. The team specifically focused Yates Gym, which was been equipped with an air purification system, to other rooms that are only affected by air handlers. Another project component involved testing the overnight vampire load (standby power) of...
In the News
To protect people’s lungs, move bus stops away from intersections, study says
89.3 KPCC discussed a UCLA study authored by IoES faculty member Suzanne Paulson and affiliated faculty J.R. DeShazo that found moving bus stops further from vehicle stops and accelerations at intersections can help decrease the amount of inhaled pollution (unregulated by the EPA) almost by half.
Air Pollution Kills Millions Each Year. Here’s How Cities Can Fight It.
Los Angeles is the poster child for a city that has worked hard to dramatically reduce its air pollution levels. Over the past 50 years, most pollution levels are down more than 75 percent compared to their highs, and that’s despite massive population and economic growth, according to Paulson. 'No other city comes close,' she said. Los Angeles saw tremendous economic development over the past century. But as more people moved in, the city’s blanket of smog grew thicker and thicker. The main culprits were, and still are, vehicle emissions, fumes from industrial plants and the city’s proximity to two of the country’s largest ports.
Special Pollution Study Proposed for Santa Monica Airport
Suzanne Paulson, Santa Monica Airport Commissioner and UCLA professor, is asking for permission from the City of Santa Monica to conduct a study on the change in pollution levels before and after the Santa Monica Airport closes temporarily. Read more about why how this study could benefit the residents in this Santa Monica Lookout article.