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Children's Environmental Health Protection Monitoring. Community Health Program: Wilmington (LA) , CA

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is conducting special studies to determine whether the current network established to measure air pollution in California adequately reflects the levels of air pollutants that infants and children are breathing.

Wilmington was chosen because of the location of high-risk facilities within the community and because of the proximity of those high-risk facilities to schools in the area. Wilmington is home to multiple oil refineries with a combined refining capacity of over 250,000 barrels per day. Wilmington is also situated near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which are sources of diesel and fugitive emissions from bulk transport activities. There are an estimated 12 schools and childcare facilities in the area.

CARB website for the Wilmington study: http://www.arb.ca.gov/ch/aq_result/wilmington/wilmington.htm.

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