Environmental health researcher Carrie Breton, ScD, associate professor of preventive medicine, has dedicated the last decade to studying how environmental exposures—like air pollution—early in life contribute to the increased risk of disease later in life. In this Q&A learn about her work as part of a maternal and developmental research center.
A 2018 analysis of more than a century of literature found USC to be among the world’s most active institutions researching outdoor air pollution and respiratory health. Continue reading
A recent research study by Dr. Rima Habre took a detailed look at the short-term health impacts caused by breathing in ultrafine particulate (UFP) matter that is emitted from aircraft activity at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Continue reading
A new USC study suggests that early exposure to traffic pollution may be linked to unhealthy diet in adolescence.
Soot and dust in smoggy cities alter thyroid development in fetuses, raising concern about health impacts later in life, new USC research shows.