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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