Release 01-06      
FOR IMMEDIATE
RELEASE

March 7, 2001
 

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Jerry Martin
Gennet Osborn
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Media Advisory

Air Resources Board Selects Lockwood Elementary for Air Monitoring Study for Children


OAKLAND
-- Staff of the California Environmental Protection Agency's Air Resources Board (ARB) will hold a community meeting Saturday, March 10, to discuss a special air monitoring project to be installed at Lockwood Elementary School.

Saturday, March 10
10:00 a.m.

Lockwood Elementary School Auditorium
6701 International Boulevard
Oakland, California

Based on the community's environmental interest, the school's close proximity to freeways and industry, and the geography of the area, Lockwood Elementary has been chosen as the primary air monitoring site for the Fruitvale community. Community members are encouraged to attend an informational meeting to learn more about children's environmental health protection, provide suggestions, and ask questions of the ARB staff.

Children can be more at risk from air pollution's harmful health effects. The children’s health study is an effort to evaluate current monitoring procedures and will include a review of ambient air quality standards, additional air monitoring, and the identification and control of air toxics. Lockwood Elementary is one of six locations throughout the state chosen for this one-year study. For more information, click here.

The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency. ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.

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