Association of Traffic and Related Air Pollutants on Cardiorespiratory Risk Factors from Low-Income Populations in El Paso, TX.

The health effects of air pollution from outdoor environments are of great concern due to the high exposure risk even at relatively low concentrations of air pollutants. Traffic emissions from the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez border crossings make up a sizable portion of the mobile vehicle emissions in El Paso, Texas. This project aims to integrate air quality and traffic data with large epidemiological study results conducted in the El Paso region, and to develop associations between cardiorespiratory outcomes and traffic-related data (air quality and traffic-related activities). The dissemination of results can lead to decision making and improve policy related to healthy living in communities close to busy roadways.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $82618
  • Contract Numbers:


    Project UTEP-03-27

  • 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:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Texas, El Paso

    Center for Transportation Research
    El Paso, TX  United States  78712-1075
  • Principal Investigators:

    Jeon, Soyoung

    Aguilera, Juan

    Whigham, Leah

    Li, Wen-Whai

    Chavez, Mayra

    Williams, Evan H.

    Ibarra, Gabriel

    Ferreira-Pinto, Joao

  • Start Date: 20191101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20201031
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: 03-27-UTEP

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01745389
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy and Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747128, Project UTEP-03-27
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 15 2020 3:24PM