In the Bay Area, a huge healthcare disparity exists for people seeking treatment for asthma.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several Bay Area-based organizations have planted a vegetation barrier to try to reduce air pollution at an East Oakland elementary school.
Filed under Community, Education, Environment, Featured, Front, Health, Science
Tagged asthma, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Brookfield Elementary, environment, OUSD, pollution, public health, science, U.S Environmental Protection Agency, urban forest, vegetation barriers
Breathmobile provides diagnosis, treatment, prescriptions, medicine supply and education at no cost for children under age 18 in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
Filed under Community, Culture, Development, Economy, Education, Environment, Featured, Front, Health, Housing, Neighborhoods, People
Tagged asthma, Breathmobile, Community, Education, environment, federal poverty line, income, port of oakland
Circled by three freeways, scattered with industrial factories and a stone’s throw from one of the largest ports in the United States, West Oakland has a high pollution rate. That’s why this neighborhood has become...
Filed under Environment, Front, Health, Public Policy
Tagged air pollution, asthma, cell phones, diesel particulate, intel labs, lung cancer, Margaret Gordon, pacific institute, particulate matter, technology, west oakland environmental idicators project