Bronx Environmental Health and Policy Study Van

In 2001, using a specially equipped van to collect air samples from throughout the South Bronx, NYU researchers began to gain a better understanding of the relationship between environmental factors, poor air quality, and the neighborhood’s extraordinarily high asthma rate. NYU and four community-based organizations teamed up to keep the community involved in the research project and are working together to build an environmental justice library for community use. With participation from community groups, the study will educate the residents of the South Bronx, equip them to better understand the problem of poor air quality, and influence policy-making efforts.

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