Release 01-08      
March 13, 2001


Richard Varenchik
(626) 575-6730

Gennet Osborn
(916) 322-2990
Wilmington Park Elementary Selected for Children's Air Monitoring Study

-- Staff of the California Environmental Protection Agency's Air Resources Board (ARB) will hold a community meeting Wednesday, March 14, to discuss a special air monitoring project to be installed adjacent to the Wilmington Park Elementary School grounds at the Mahar House.
Wednesday, March 14
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wilmington Park Elementary School
1140 Mahar Avenue
Wilmington, California

Based on the community's environmental interest, the school's close proximity to freeways and industry, and the geography of the area, Wilmington Park Elementary has been chosen as the primary air monitoring site for the Wilmington community. The Mahar House, a Los Angeles based charitable organization, has granted the ARB permission to install air monitoring equipment on the property across from Wilmington Park Elementary. 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. Wilmington Park 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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