Topical Tag: Air Quality

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Atmospheric scientist Pablo Saide.

Pablo Saide

Assistant Professor

Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

Qinghai Guo

Visiting Researcher, IoES

Associate professor, Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Jenny Aleman Zometa

Jenny Aleman-Zometa

Second Year D.Env. Student

Environmental Science and Engineering

Magali Delmas

Professor of Management

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Anderson School of Management



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...

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



Freeway pollution travels farther than we thought. Here’s how to protect yourself

“We’re learning that the pollution you breathe comes down to where you are, when you’re there and what the traffic is like,” said Suzanne Paulson, IoES faculty member, to the LA Times. Distance from freeways is not the only factor that matters-  wind patterns, freeway design, the time of day and the types of cars,...



California officials say housing next to freeways is a health risk — but they fund it anyway

“I see the economic incentives for doing this… But it’s kind of stupid, because we all know we will pay for it with long-term health effects,” Beate Ritz, UCLA environmental epidemiologist, as featured in the LA Times.



Near a wildfire? Not every mask will help keep out harmful pollutants

Michael Jerrett, chair of UCLA’s Environmental Health Science department, and Yifang Zhu, environmental health sciences professor, spoke with Seattle’s King5 news about Los Angeles’s decreased air quality after the Santa Ana wildfires and the effectiveness of car filtration systems.