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UC researchers have found that more than 30 percent of American public schools are within the “air pollution danger zone” of a quarter mile of main truck and traffic routes.
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UC researchers have found that more than 30 percent of American public schools are within the “air pollution danger zone” of a quarter mile of main truck and traffic routes.
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Publish Date: 05/22/12
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June 7 Event Addresses Impact of Traffic Exhaust on Children's Health

CINCINNATI—Join Cincinnati City Council members, public policy makers, local children’s health experts and transportation officials to discuss how Cincinnati traffic affects children’s health, air quality standards, current transportation plans and other topics. 

Free and open to the public, the "Impact of Traffic Exhaust on Children’s Health: Transportation Symposium for the Greater Cincinnati Region” event takes place June 7, 2012, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at OKI (Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments), located at 720 E. Pete Rose Way in downtown Cincinnati. 

City of Cincinnati Councilwoman and Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and Erin Haynes, DrPH, director of the UC College of Medicine Department of Environmental Health’s Community Outreach Engagement Core, will give welcome remarks. 

Speakers and panelists include (in order of agenda): 

  • Michael Moore, Director of Transportation and Engineering, City of Cincinnati
  • Cory Chadwick, Director of Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services
  • Patrick Ryan, PhD, Assistant Professor, UC College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Researcher
  • Robert Koehler, Deputy Executive Director of Transportation, OKI – The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments 
  • Grace LeMasters, PhD, Professor, UC College of Medicine Department of Environmental Health
  • Erin Haynes, DrPH, UC College of Medicine Department of Environmental Health 
  • Camille Jones, MD, City of Cincinnati Assistant Health Commissioner 
City of Cincinnati Councilmembers Laure Quinlivan, Yvette Simpson and Chris Seelbach will also participate in the symposium.

Complimentary refreshments will be provided by Fuel Coffee Cincinnati. RSVPs are requested by contacting Sarah Elam at sarah.elam@uc.edu or 513-558-2149.  Free parking is also available at Sawyer Point.

Sponsors include the University of Cincinnati’s Community Outreach and Engagement Core and Center for Environmental Genetics, Green Umbrella, OKI, Hamilton County Environmental Services and the City of Cincinnati Office of Environmental Quality. 



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