THE SCIENCE OF SANTA MONICA AIRPORT
AIR POLLUTION TO BE FOCUS OF JANUARY 11 COMMUNITY FORUM
A NEW UCLA STUDY INCREASES COMMUNITY CONCERNS REGARDING HEALTH RISKS FROM TOXIC JET EXHAUST
Los Angeles, CA –
The Science of Santa Monica Airport Air Pollution will be the focus of a timely
community forum to be held in light of the results of a recently released UCLA air monitoring study that has received national
attention. The free-to-the-public forum will be moderated by Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl. Featured speakers will be Professor Suzanne Paulson,
lead scientist for the recently published UCLA air monitoring study on aircraft emission impacts into North Westdale; and
Bill Piazza, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Office of Environmental
Health and Safety, who prepared the 1999 LAUSD risk assessment on the downwind extent of emissions from Santa Monica Airport. The forum will take place Monday, January
11, 2010 beginning 7:00 PM at St Andrew's
Lutheran Church located at 11555 National Blvd. in Los Angeles, 90064.
The forum will be sponsored
by the North Westdale Neighborhood Association (NWNA) and Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution (CRAAP).
CRAAP director Martin Rubin says “The results of both studies strongly support what residents downwind of Santa Monica
Airport have been saying for over a decade; the fumes they frequently smell are also a critical health concern”. NWNA President Bahaa Mikhail says, “Although the results of
the UCLA study are alarming, we are extremely grateful to have the scientific substantiation behind our air pollution concerns
in our neighborhood.”
The public will have an
opportunity to comment and ask questions.
Free onsite parking as
well as street parking is available, and there will be light refreshments.
For information: contact
Martin Rubin at (310) 479-2529 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org