• Connecting air pollution, memory problems and Alzheimer’s-like brain changes

    Women in their 70s and 80s who were exposed to higher levels of air pollution experienced greater declines in memory and more Alzheimer’s-like brain atrophy than their counterparts who breathed cleaner air, according to SCEHSC investigators
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  • The disappearing Salton Sea

    A critical reflection on the emerging environmental threat of disappearing saline lakes and potential impacts on children’s health
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  • Lead contamination found in baby teeth of children living near Exide battery plant

    A new study revealed high amounts of lead in the teeth of children in five Los Angeles communities and reinforced the need to test for lead exposure before and during pregnancy
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We seek to develop the scientific knowledge base, 

investigative teams, and community engagement needed to

reduce the burden of diseases and disability from environmental impacts.

Upcoming Events
June 5
SCEHSC Seminar Series
Ambient pollution and lung health in the Boston area: Insights from cohort studies of children and adults

Mary Rice, M.D.
June 12
SCEHSC Seminar Series
Asthma disparities: At the intersection of place, history and environment

Elizabeth Matsui, M.D. 
July 10
Opportunities for Collaboration

Zhanghua Chen, Ph.D.
Adam de Smith, Ph.D.
V. Wendy Setiawan, Ph.D.
Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
2001 North Soto Street, MC 9237
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9013
Acknowledge the Center: NIEHS grant number P30ES007048