Tag Archives: Air quality

Air pollutants contribute to Barrio Logan asthma rates

Air pollutants contribute to Barrio Logan asthma rates

By Torrey Bailey | SDSU student Asthma rates in Barrio Logan are among the highest in California, and although this condition cannot be attributed  to a single factor, data shows that air pollution affects health. A report released in 2014 by the California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) shows asthma-related hospital visits in the 92113 ZIP code fell within the highest 10th ... Read More »

Cooking worsens air inside

Cooking worsens air inside

by Jack Haworth | SDSU student When asked about poor air quality, people often talk about traffic, factories and wildfires, but their own homes could contain some of the worst air. Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif. found the cumulative total of indoor air pollutants is shown to cause serious health concerns. Gas and electric stoves ... Read More »

Sensor journalism 101

Sensor journalism 101

by Amy Schmitz Weiss | Associate Professor, SDSU School of Journalism and Media Studies What is a sensor? “A device that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure, or any one of a great number of other environmental phenomena. The output is generally a signal that ... Read More »