RAMP Digest – October 21, 2010

Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) is a collaborative that promotes strategies for reducing asthma through a broad and comprehensive approach, which includes clinical management and environmental protection. RAMP brings together diverse partners such as public health and community-based organizations, schools, medical providers, and environmental health and justice groups to join forces in reducing the burden of asthma with a focus on communities inequitably affected by the disease.

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21 October 2010

SPECIAL PUBLIC POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT
Vote NO on Propositions 23 and 26!
Don’t Protect Polluters – Protect the Health of Your Community!

The elections are just around the corner, and in support of public health and outdoor air quality RAMP is urging its friends and colleagues to vote NO on both Propositions 23 and 26, two intertwined initiatives that could have seriously detrimental effects on the public’s health. Proposition 23, which is largely funded by out-of-state oil companies, would effectively repeal California’s landmark law to address climate change (AB 32) meaning more air pollution and associated illness like asthma. Proposition 26, in turn, could have an even wider effect on public health as it undermines the concept of “polluter pays”. Today many sources of pollution and other public health problems are mitigated through fees on the polluting industry. This Proposition would reclassify such fees as taxes that require a two-thirds vote of the state legislature or the local electorate, making assessing such fees nearly impossible. This would have a significant impact on our collective efforts to establish, improve, and enforce a broad range of regulations, from reducing diesel pollution to creating safer schools to ensuring healthy rental housing. We urge you to vote NO on both Propositions! For more information about the propositions and to find out how you can get involved in both campaigns, please click here .

EVENTS

Webinar on How Child Health Providers Can Help Family Members Quit Smoking; Noon-1pm, Friday, October 22nd

STUDIES & RESOURCES

Diesel Truck and Air Monitoring Survey Reports

Status of School Nurses and National Disparities in Services

Consequence of Children Breathing Fumes from Water-based Paints

Metabolic Abnormalities in Children May Underlie Asthma in Children

Smoke-free Legislation and Hospitalizations for Childhood Asthma

The Effects of Thirdhand Smoke

Role of Rhinovirus Infections in the Development of Childhood Asthma

Low Cortisol Levels May Connect to Increased Asthma Among Children in Low-Income Neighborhoods


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