Inflammation markers in adult asthma patients are much higher as a result of aircraft-related air pollution verses traffic-related exposure, according to a study by Rima Habre, MSc, ScD, an associate professor and Keck Medicine of USC’s Department of Population and Public Science. The findings indicate that asthma sufferers who live near Los Angeles International Airport have a severe health disadvantage compared to people who do not.
Taking interest in the details of the study, the Canadian Broadcasting Company produced an hour-long documentary on Habre’s work, titled Something in the Air.
PBS America has now released this documentary in the United States, making it available on YouTube as well.
To read more about the study, click here.