This project, funded by the National Science Foundation and in partnership with the community of Elizabeth, NJ, seeks to protect Seniors during life-threatening summer heatwaves, while taking into account poor outdoor and indoor air quality. It also supports community efforts for kids by providing STEM education opportunities.
Using fossil fuels for energy has affected our health, created environmental injustices in frontline communities and promoted climate change. Hear from activists and academics on what needs to happen in order for us to live healthier lives and protect future generations.
The Environmental Health and Justice Summit was designed in partnership with our Community Advisory Board. 77 people registered and 57 people attended the in-person kickoff held from 9am to 3pm at the College Avenue Student Center in New Brunswick.
Researchers commented about what we might be exposed to in our environment in different settings and how it might impact health.
Discussion of the role of indoor allergens in causing and exacerbating allergies and asthma, and what people can do to reduce their risk, personally and collectively.
Howard Kipen, MD, MPH, Professor of Environmental & Occupational Health, Chief, Clinical Research & Occupational Medicine Division, EOHSI, Rutgers School of Public Health
Helmut Zarbl, PhD, EOHSI Director – Professor – NIEHS Center Director Rutgers University- School of Public Health EOHSI – Toxicology
Stations- Hands on Activities – Sessions- at Tables
Air Purifiers- Commercial and D.I.Y. low-cost air purifier (Corsi-Rosenthal box)- Rob Laumbach