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University of Southern California

Southern California Children’s Environmental Health Center (SC-CEHC)

Center Overview

Center Location: Los Angeles, CA

Public Health Impacts: With expanding roadways and increasing traffic, exposure to near-roadway air pollution is a persistent issue in the Los Angeles area. The Southern California Children’s Environmental Health Center (SC-CEHC) is performing research to understand how near-roadway air pollution impacts the risk of childhood obesity and inflammatory or metabolic issues. The SC-CEHC will work with stakeholders and community organizations to educate families about near-roadway air pollution and potential harms to children’s health, and to encourage strategies to reduce the risk of childhood obesity.

Primary Environmental Exposures: Near-roadway air pollution including elemental carbon and particulate matter

Primary Health Outcomes: Obesity, fat distribution, and adipose tissue inflammation

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