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Breathless in Los Angeles: the exhausting search for clean air.
Population growth and the proliferation of roadways in Southern California have facilitated a glut of mobile air pollution sources (cars and trucks), resulting in substantial atmospheric pollution.Expand
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Global Trade Comes Home: Community Impacts of Goods Movement
  • Andrea Hricko
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Environmental health perspectives
  • 1 February 2008
For many U.S. residents, 2007 was a year of heightened awareness of some of the problems of global trade. Extensive recalls of melamine-tainted pet food in the spring followed by even larger toyExpand
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Progress and Pollution: Port Cities Prepare for the Panama Canal Expansion
  • Andrea Hricko
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Environmental health perspectives
  • 1 December 2012
Early in the planning of the Panama Canal, Navy Commander Thomas Oliver Selfridge, Jr., wrote that “advantageous as an interoceanic canal would be to the commercial welfare of the whole world, it isExpand
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An Attributable Risk Model for Exposures Assumed to Cause Both Chronic Disease and its Exacerbations
Background: Many chronic diseases are the product of an underlying pathologic condition and superimposed acute exacerbations. This model may apply to several conditions such as asthma, otherExpand
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THE (Trade, Health, Environment) Impact Project: A Community-Based Participatory Research Environmental Justice Case Study
Abstract For decades, goods movement (the transportation of imported goods) in California has had detrimental consequences for the predominantly low income and minority residents living close to theExpand
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Global Trade, Local Impacts: Lessons from California on Health Impacts and Environmental Justice Concerns for Residents Living near Freight Rail Yards
Global trade has increased nearly 100-fold since 1950, according to the World Trade Organization. Today, major changes in trade are occurring with the advent of mega-ships that can transportExpand
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Industrial Lead Poisoning in Los Angeles: Anatomy of a Public Health Failure.
The recent environmental tragedy in Flint, Michigan, where lead-contaminated drinking water raised fears of potential health effects for exposed children, revealed the failure of a regulatory systemExpand
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Executive Summary: Global Trade Impacts: Addressing the Health, Social, and Environmental Consequences of Moving International Freight Through Our Communities
The authors of this report have identified 17 areas to study, including the locations of the top 10 ports in the continental United States, ports and hubs where rapid expansion and growth areExpand
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Neighborhood Assessment Teams Case studies from Southern California and instructions on community investigations of traffic-related air pollution
Acknowledgements THE Impact Project thanks the following funders for their generosity in funding its collaborative and/or its individual partners since 2006 to enable academic researchers andExpand
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