Health effects of airborne particulate matter near the Salton Sea: A Community-based exploratory project in the Imperial Valley, CA.
The Salton Sea is a man-made, saline lake, located in southeastern California, in the Imperial and Coachella valleys. As a result of climate change, drought, agricultural practices, rural-urban water transfers, the Salton Sea is a polluted and shrinking lake.
Immune mechanisms of ozone-induced lung inflammation in non-human primates
PersistentÂ exposure to air pollution leads to changes in immune function inÂ the respiratory system. These changesÂ canÂ trigger allergic asthmaÂ and increase susceptibility to respiratory infections. Exposure to high levels of ozone, a major toxic air pollutant, worsens asthma and COPD symptoms. While the exact mechanisms of ozone induced airway diseaseÂ are not understood, Dr.
Postnatal Neuroimmune Integration of Environmental Stresses
Over the last 40 years, epidemiological studies have shown a disturbing trend of increasing incidence of allergic asthma in children. A wide range of stressors in the womb or during early life can increase the risk of developing allergic childhood asthma.