Tag Archives: Barrio Logan

Industry, freeways create toxic brew in Chicano Park

Industry, freeways create toxic brew in Chicano Park

by Camelle Sison | SDSU student Chicano Park in Barrio Logan is a place where families, kids and those who love to exercise get a chance to enjoy the outdoors. However, the proximity of the park to the freeway and nearby industrial sites may have long-term health effects for those who visit it. According to the federal Environmental Protection Agency, airborne ... Read More »

Barrio Logan seeks reforms after community plan defeat

Barrio Logan seeks reforms after community plan defeat

By Torrey Bailey | SDSU student Barrio Logan’s community plan, which places heavy industry next to residences, appears to largely contribute to the neighborhood’s poor air quality. However, San Diegans rejected a ballot measure that the neighborhood believed would have improved the conditions, prompting the community to take another approach on reform. Barrio Logan neighbors downtown San Diego, and houses thousands of ... Read More »

From the sensor beat

From the sensor beat

San Diego State students headed out into communities of San Diego to test the air and talk to the residents affected by varying levels of pollutants. The students were armed with homemade sensor kits to measure fine particles and gases. Here are their unvarnished accounts from the field: Barrio Logan Observations by Torrey Bailey (Sensor: Bot) During the month of April, ... Read More »

Alvarez’ personal story motivates his clean air efforts

Alvarez’ personal story motivates his clean air efforts

by Nancy Kirk | SDSU student David Alvarez, the councilman who represents southeastern San Diego, knows well how poor air quality can affect health. He attributes his own asthma to growing up in Barrio Logan. “My entire childhood, I lived next to a chrome plate shop,” Alvarez said. “The emissions from the exhaust landed into my front yard and my ... Read More »

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 »