This is why all schools should be anti-idling zones!


Dr. Megan Sandel


Sandel, an associate professor of pediatrics and public health at Boston Medical Center, is an expert on asthma and air pollution.

Q. What is the connection between air pollution and health?

A. There’s a lot of evidence around how pollution affects respiratory health and cardiovascular health, particularly for vulnerable groups like children, people with asthma, or elders.

Q. What can people do to protect themselves?

A. I always talk about being able to moderate exposures as much as possible. I think air pollution is an example of something you’re not able to modulate easily on your own. You are relying on the federal and state government to regulate it because you have such insufficient alternatives: You can exercise indoors, you can try to reduce your energy use, and you can try to avoid going outside on certain days. But really, changing your environmental exposure is going to require a public health law.

Read more at: The doctor prescribes clean air –

About Kristen Caven

A "liberal artist" with a generous muse, Kristen Caven writes in various voices on a variety of subjects to illuminate, enlighten, inspire, and amuse.

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