ENVIRONMENTAL
JUSTICE:
HEALTH & POLLUTION 

Intent.

Air pollution is a rapidly growing issue in the modern era. This project aims to research air pollution, educate students on past legislation enacted to counter air pollution, and inform students on the impact of air pollution on mental and physical health. 

Mental Health 

Mental health is the emotions, behaviors, and stress levels placed on the brain

Physical Health

Physical health is the overall appearance and structural health of the body

What Are

mental and physical health?

 

The Inequalities of Air Pollution as it affects the black community.

  • Black communities are more likely to live in communities next to highways and other sources of air pollution due to the unjust actions of segregation

  • Black communities are more likely to be subject to the diseases and mental illnesses caused by air pollution 

  • Politicians often purposely place toxic plants and air pollution sources near communities of people of color 

Not all people, including students at the University of California, come from the same socioeconomic areas. The Green Campus Action Plan at the University of California, Riverside, is committed to addressing the lives of ALL students and supporting them through equality and social mobility.

 

Growth Disturbences

Air pollution leads to severe consequences, especially in children. According to the WHO, "14% of the world's children between the ages of 5-18 have asthma-related issues due to air pollution" (WHO). 

Respiratory

Issues

A common side effect of air pollution is respiratory issues such as lung damage. It can also lead to and worsen asthma.

Coughing 

Heavy amounts of smoke or chemicals in the air can cause coughing or trouble breathing 

How Does Physical Health Change Due to Air Pollution?

Organ Damage.

 
How does it impact organ damage?

Disease.

Why disease?

Child Development.

What happens to child development?
Beautiful Landscape

How Can We Change?

Beautiful Landscape

ON-CAMPUS

  • Carpool to organizational events. 

  • Reduce and take note of university emissions.

  • Support electric vehicles.

  • Bike to class and nearby places.

AT HOME 

  • Reduce the usage of heating and conditioning through opening windows

  • Buy from companies with low carbon footprints

  • Support locally made  products 

WHEN GOING OUT

  • Share transportation with friends and classmates.

  • Keep track of gas usage, set monthly goals for efficiency 

How Does MENTAL Health Change Due to Air Pollution?

What is the overall impact?
 
What happens to children's brains?
Outlook on Life
Tropical Leaves

How Can We Change?

Tropical Leaves

ON-CAMPUS

  • Get involved in Clean Air Organizations 

  • Join the Green Campus Action Plan 

  • Take a walk in the Botanical Garder to clear your mind 

AT HOME 

  • Talk to your loved ones about the importance of  sustainable and clean air 

  • Check daily air quality levels  

WHEN GOING OUT

  • Plan your activities in advance and carpool

  • Research and patron environmentally friendly shops

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Legislation.

Enacted by Congress, the Clean Air Act works to make the air in the United States cleaner and healthier, saving lives from the health costs of air pollution. 

The Clean Air Act challenges the depletion of the ozone layer, climate change, and the growing air pollution in our world. 

Due to the Clean Air Act, the rate of toxic pollutant emission in the air has decreased by over 50%.

"Regulates air emissions from stationary and mobile sources. Among other things, this law authorizes EPA to establish National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) to protect public health and public welfare and to regulate emissions of hazardous air pollutants."

References.

 

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave, HUB 202
Riverside, CA 92521


Tel: (951) 827-3621​​

Info@Gcapucr.com