Topical Tag: Air Quality

The Magazine



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



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.  



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.