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Dr. Yifang Zhu, FSPH professor of environmental health sciences, was featured Apr. 7 by U.S. News & World Report for her recommendations for protecting ourselves and our families from air pollution, which has well-documented negative consequences for childhood asthma, birth outcomes, pregnancy risks, cardiovascular health, and other diseases.
Air pollution poses significant health risks, so you need to take steps to protect yourself, an environmental health expert says.
Researchers have linked air pollution with health problems such as childhood asthma, pregnancy and birth complications, and heart disease. Pollution and environmental risks are responsible for 1.7 million child deaths worldwide each year, according to the World Health Organization.
But there are a number of things you can do to protect yourself and your family from air pollution, said Yifang Zhu. She's a professor of environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health in Los Angeles.