From the pesticides that protect our food supply to the particulate matter that comes out of our tailpipes, we are exposed to countless chemicals in our daily lives, some of which can be toxic. Fielding School researchers are identifying the risks and developing global solutions so that we can breathe more easily.
Dr. John Froines once believed he would have to choose between his two passions, science and policy. But as a national leader in identifying dangerous chemical exposures and then applying the findings toward regulations to protect health, he’s spent a career pursuing both.
Higher exposure to air pollutants, reduced access to quality health care and psychological distress are among factors contributing to increased symptoms for children and adults from low-income communities.
Using geographic information system technology to show patterns by place and time in California, the Fielding School’s biostatistics chair provides an invaluable tool for hospital administrators and epidemiologists.
They were born thousands of miles apart and raised in different cultures, but Ana Mascareñas and Teni Adewumi both saw toxic environments affecting their communities and are now determined to make things right.
With smoking increasingly prohibited in public places, a Fielding School-led coalition is bringing together Los Angeles apartment owners and their tenants in an effort to address the harmful effects of secondhand tobacco smoke exposure where people live.