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Protecting Air Quality

David Vogel

in California Greenin': How the Golden State Became an Environmental Leader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196176
eISBN:
9781400889594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196176.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter looks at the efforts to protect California's air quality. Public and business demands for automobile control in the United States originated in Los Angeles, and pollution controls for ... More


Indoor Air Quality

Robert Axelrad

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools. IAQ in schools can have an important impact on health. Four factors determine IAQ in schools: sources of indoor air pollution; heating, ... More


Breathing Air

Robert Gottlieb and Simon Ng

in Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035910
eISBN:
9780262338868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035910.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter analyzes the history and current state of air pollution in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China. It describes the health and environmental impacts from various pollution sources, and ... More


Fire and Air Resources

Suraj Ahuja

in Fire in California's Ecosystems

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246058
eISBN:
9780520932272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246058.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter addresses smoke and air quality concerns. Awareness of air quality regulations, smoke production, transport, and effects from prescribed and wildland fires will enable land managers to ... More


Safe and Healthy School Environments

Howard Frumkin, Robert Geller, I. Leslie Rubin, and Janice Nodvin (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

School is the child's workplace. Children spend many of their waking hours at school, in circumstances that are often suboptimal. There may be excessive crowding, poor indoor air quality, ... More


Outdoor Air Pollution

Andrea Hricko

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses outdoor air pollution in school environments. Outdoor (ambient) air pollution presents a number of issues in the school environment, including exposure of children to diesel ... More


Los Angeles’ Clean Air Saga—Spanning the Three Epochs

Daniel A. Mazmanian

in Toward Sustainable Communities: Transition and Transformations in Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262134927
eISBN:
9780262255523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262134927.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter traces the rise of the regulatory regime in Los Angeles—which encompasses not just the city and county of Los Angeles, but the adjacent counties of Orange, Riverside, and western San ... More


Air pollution

C. A. Pope III

in Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology: From aetiology to public health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198525738
eISBN:
9780191724114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.003.0030
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews studies of day-to-day changes in acute exposure to air pollutants, including studies of early episodes of extremely elevated air pollution, more recent episodes with only ... More


Air Pollution, Air Quality, and Climate Change

Alan H. Lockwood

in Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034876
eISBN:
9780262335737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034876.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The effects of climate change on air quality are difficult to model due to the large number of unpredictable variables. Hotter temperatures favor ozone production. Higher atmospheric water content ... More


Searching for Westway’s Achilles’ Heel: Air Pollution?

William W. Buzbee

in Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451904
eISBN:
9780801470301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451904.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter details the attempts of the opposition to the Westway plans to discover whether the project would have a fatal legal vulnerability. Specifically, the chapter shows how both supporters ... More


Air and water

Tony Fitzpatrick

in Climate change and poverty: A new agenda for developed nations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447300878
eISBN:
9781447311744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300878.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter begins by reviewing air pollution and health, then establishes the connections between air pollution and climate change. Research into deprivation, spatial distribution and air quality ... More


Contentious Capitol Climates

Michael Méndez

in Climate Change from the Streets: How Conflict and Collaboration Strengthen the Environmental Justice Movement

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300232158
eISBN:
9780300249378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300232158.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Describes the tension between global environmental protection and a local focus on the most disadvantaged communities. The chapter analyzes the development of California’s landmark climate change ... More


Air Pollution

Horacio Riojas-Rodríguez, Isabelle Romieu, and Mauricio Hernández-Ávila

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes the adverse effects of both outdoor air pollution and indoor air pollution. Various ambient air pollutants are described as well as their adverse health effects, including ... More


Combining models of health and exposure data: the SAVIAH study

N. G. Best, K. Ickstadt, R. L. Wolpert, and D. J. Briggs

in Spatial Epidemiology: Methods and Applications

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198515326
eISBN:
9780191723667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515326.003.0022
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes a regression-based approach to air pollution mapping, developed as part of the European Union-funded SAVIAH (Small-Area Variations In Air Quality and Health) project. The ... More


Air Quality Standards Have Room to Improve

Michael D. Stein and Sandro Galea

in Pained: Uncomfortable Conversations about the Public's Health

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197510384
eISBN:
9780197510414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510384.003.0056
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on the improvement of air quality in the United States. Laws such as the Clean Air Act (CAA), signed in 1970, resulted in a drastic reduction in air pollution. Since then, ... More


Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet

Alan H. Lockwood, M.D.

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034876
eISBN:
9780262335737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034876.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

In Heat Advisory I examine climate change from a broad public health perspective, where health includes mental and social well-being in addition to climate-related changes in diseases. I begin from ... More


Atmospheric Modeling of Pollutant Concentrations

Yuxuan Wang

in Clearer Skies Over China: Reconciling Air Quality, Climate, and Economic Goals

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019880
eISBN:
9780262315418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019880.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Pollutant concentrations near the surface of the earth are of central concern in protecting public health, agricultural productivity, and ecosystems. This chapter discusses the results of a ... More


5 Searching for Westway’s Achilles’ Heel: Air Pollution?

William W. Buzbee

in Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451904
eISBN:
9780801470301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451904.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter details the attempts of the opposition to the Westway plans to discover whether the project would have a fatal legal vulnerability. Specifically, the chapter shows how both supporters ... More


Environmental and Social Justice Movements and Policy Change in Los Angeles: Is an Inside-Outside Game Possible?

Martha M. Matsuoka and Robert Gottlieb

in New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199778386
eISBN:
9780199332588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778386.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Los Angeles has long had the worst air quality in the nation. Its extensive developments at the urban edge for more than 100 years had earned Southern California the reputation as the capital of ... More


Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China

Robert Gottlieb and Simon Ng

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035910
eISBN:
9780262338868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035910.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

During the past four decades Los Angeles and Hong Kong have come to play a critical role in the flow of goods, people, and capital; in the changes in production and consumption; and in the urban ... More


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