Health Update: Asthma Onset and Exacerbation in Children Exposed to Traffic-Related Air Pollution
Staff will present highlights of a study which investigated the relationship between childhood asthma and air pollution in Southern California. The investigators found a significant increase in asthma onset in children exposed to increased levels of traffic-related air pollution. In addition, staff will present the latest findings on the worsening of childhood asthma associated with exposure to traffic.
1. “Personal, Indoor, and Outdoor Particulate Air Pollution and Heart Rate Variability in Elderly Subjects with Coronary Artery Disease,” University of California, Irvine, $235,000, Proposal No. 2666-264.
2. “Central Nervous System Effects of Ambient Particulate Matter: The Role of Oxidative Stress and Inflammation,” University of California, Irvine, $309,141, Proposal No. 2667-264.
3. “Chamber Study and Model Development,” University of California, Riverside, $474,229, Proposal No. 2671-264.
4. “A Field Experiment to Assess the Impact of Information Provision on Household Electricity Consumption,” University of California, Los Angeles, $173,934, Proposal No. 2679-264.
Public Meeting to Consider Changes to the Research Screening Committee Membership
Motion and Vote
Staff will propose a new member to fill the vacancy left by Dr. Bob Devlin’s resignation. The Board's legislatively mandated Research Screening Committee consists of scientists, engineers, and others who are knowledgeable, technically qualified, and experienced in air pollution problems. The Committee meets approximately four times a year to review proposed and completed research projects.
Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of a Proposed Regulation to Implement the Low Carbon Fuel Standard
Public Comment on Item
Motion and Vote
Staff will propose for the Board’s consideration the Low Carbon Fuel Standard regulation. The proposed regulation is designed to result in a reduction of the carbon intensity of gasoline and diesel transportation fuels by at least ten percent from their 2006 levels. When fully implemented, this will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 15 million metric tons a year (CO2 equivalent).