Healthy Living and Traffic-Related Air Pollution in an Underserved Community

Numerous epidemiological studies have shown evidence of adverse health effects resulting from acute or chronic exposure to traffic-related air pollution. At the same time, active living, which includes walking and bicycling, is being promoted to improve public health. Studies have also shown that residents of underserved communities are likely to be exposed to excessive levels of air pollution. Active living practices aimed at improving health outcomes in underserved populations may therefore have a detrimental impact on health from an emissions exposure perspective. This project intends to quantify traffic-related air pollution and the associated respiratory health for vulnerable school children living in a near-road, underserved community in El Paso, Texas, and to develop guidelines on healthy living for the community and school children.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $200,000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy and Health

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute
    College Station, TX  United States  77843
  • Project Managers:

    Walker, Marcia

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Texas, El Paso

    El Paso, TX  United States  79968
  • Principal Investigators:

    Li, Wen-Whai

  • Start Date: 20170501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190531
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
  • Source Data: UTEP-04

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01637696
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy and Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747128
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 2 2017 12:56PM