23
Aug
2013

E-Cigarettes :: Featuring Dr. Stanton Glantz

In this Podcast, Dr. Stanton Glantz of the Center for Tobacco Control Research, discusses the safety of e-cigarettes and the nature of the industry.  

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8
Jul
2013

Urban Biofilters :: Vegetation Based Pollution Mitigation Strategies

This podcast takes a look at Urban Biofilters, a vegetation based pollution mitigation strategy.  Guests include Brent Bucknum, the executive director of the Urban Biofilter Project, Adapt Oakland and Cort Anastacio, Professor at UC DAVIS from the Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources.

Further info available at http://adaptoakland.org/

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14
May
2013

Bike 4 Breath 2013 PSA

Be a part of Breathe California's 22nd annual Bike for Breath fundraising ride. You can join hundreds of participants riding to promote lung health and clean air policy in the greater Bay Area.

*All ages and abilities are welcome to participate.

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15
Mar
2013

Breathe CA interviews Dr. Higashi M.D., Ph.D, on the current Tuberculosis Climate of California

Breathe California, a local organization that fights lung disease, advocates for clean air, and advances public health; began as the TB Society over 100 years ago.   Today, Breathe California continues to fight tuberculosis in our community today.   As part of the Tuberculosis Partnership (TPP) Breathe California works to identify strategic issues impacting TB at the local level and assists in developing strategies to prevent TB and future outbreaks.   California has the highest number of TB cases, making it an important area of lung health for us to continue to address.  Despite the considerable progress in controlling TB cases, we must remain persistent

With world TB day approaching, Breathe Califonia Golden Gate Health Partnership focuses the March 2013 podcast on the current TB climate in California.  Joining us today is Julie Higashi M.D., Ph.D, President of the California Tuberculosis Controllers Association and TB Controller. 

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11
Feb
2013

Activating Youth! The Alliance For Climate Education, Featuring Ashel SEASUNZ Eldridge

The Theme of our podcast today is "Youth in Action against Climate Change".  In Today's podcast, I will be interviewing Ashel Eldridge, an educator at the Alliance for Climate Education.

The Alliance for Climate Education's mission is to educate high school students on the science behind climate change and inspire them to take action to curb global warming.

Global warming, which is well recognized by scientists around the world as an urgent public health issue - directly impacts air quality and is damaging to lung health.

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19
Oct
2012

The Center for Environmental Health: Keeping your Kids Safe from Dangerous Chemicals

In this podcast we speak with Caroline Cox, research director for the Center for Environmental Health in Oakland, CA. Ms. Cox addresses lead use in children's products, indoor pesticides and the danger of particular airborne toxins that you may not be aware of.

Ms. Cox leads the Center’s research on toxic exposures, identifying, analyzing and substantiating the scientific bases to eliminate threats to children and others exposed to dangerous chemicals in consumer products. She writes and speaks regularly as a national expert on toxicity as well as alternatives to pesticide use.

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17
Sep
2012

Back to School…(with Asthma): What you Need to Know

Many of our listeners have children who have been diagnosed with asthma and this month they return to school.

In this podcast Stephanie Williams, a Community Health Worker with the Pediatric Asthma and Allergy Clinic at San Francisco General Hospital, talks about tips regarding what your child's school should know about their condition, what to put in your child's backpack in case of an attack and how they can avoid triggers which may exacerbate their condition. She also speaks about the importance of exercise and the common misconceptions about asthma. Ms. Williams is responsible for clinic prep, triaging patients, case management, homevisits and patient education for pediatrics at San Francisco General Hospital.

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25
Jun
2012

Leah Shahum of the San Francisco Bike Coalition on Air Quality, City Bike Lanes and Rider Safety

Amazing things have been happening on the streets of San Francisco over the past decade to transform the City to a safer and more friendly place for bicyclists. A network of bike lanes now riddle the streets of San Francisco and according to recent statistics there are 71% more riders on the streets now than there were in 2007. All this means less cars on the streets resulting in better overall air quality.

In this podcast, we speak with the executive director of the San Francisco Bike Coalition, Leah Shahum. The SFBC has over 12,000 members and has been instrumental, through it's various programs and advocacy programs, in helping to bring about this change.

To learn more about biking with Breathe California at our annual Bike 4 Breath ride on July 14th, please visit www.bike4breath.org.

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13
Jun
2012

Dr. Neil Klepeis: Understanding the Effects of Secondhand Smoke in Multi-Unit Housing Units

In this podcast, human exposure scientist Dr. Neil Klepeis tells us about the impact of secondhand smoke in multi-unit housing units. Dr. Klepeis uses scientific instruments to measure smoke "transfer" from one apartment to another and explains how that transfer  usually occurs between  windows, walls, vents and electrical sockets. Dr. Klepeis speaks of the health effects of this type of exposure and  how public policy is shifting to protect the rights of non-smokers.

Dr. Klepeis, a 2012 Breathe California Clean Air Award recipient in the Public Health category,  is a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University. His research on the transfer of secondhand smoke has been influential on emerging policy proposals for smoke-free multi-unit housing throughout California.

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30
May
2012

Yes on Prop 29: Tobacco Control Expert Dr. Stan Glantz Explains Why It’s Good for Californians

On June 5th, Californians will go to the polls to vote on several propositions. One of them, Proposition 29,  is an initiative which would add a $1 per-pack on cigarettes in order to raise over $700 million annually for cancer research, smoking cessation efforts and anti-smoking messages geared toward youth.

In this podcast we speak with Dr. Stan Glantz about why the passage of Proposition 29 will  significantly reduce smoking rates in California while raising money for cancer research and other programs. He also speaks about some of the tactics that big tobacco companies are using to win support from local organizations to fight the proposition.

Dr. Glantz is a professor of Medicine and Director for the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California San Francisco.

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