April 4, 2016
Escuche a Juan Ortellando y Luz Gómez hablar sobre cómo
el Programa deBeneficios para Viajes Cotidianos al Trabajo del Área de la Bahía
ayudará aempleadores y empleados a mejorar la calidad del aire y reducir la
congestióndel tráfico mediante el uso de modos alternativos de viaje como
utilizar eltransporte público, compartir viajes, movilizarse en bicicleta y
caminar. Laconversación será difundida en español.
April 4, 2016
February 8, 2016
In this video podcast, Catherine Heywood, Director ofOperations for Visit Napa Valley, speaks with us about carpooling, car-freetourism, and using transportation alternatives such as the train, ferry, public transportation, bicycles or walking to get to and around the Napa Valley.
December 3, 2015
In this podcast, Dr. Michaela Straznicka, Private Practitioner
with Bay Area Surgical with privileges at John Muir and Sutter Health in Walnut
Creek, California, shares the similarities between woodsmoke and
secondhand tobacco smoke. Dr. Straznicka also discusses how the health impacts
of wood burning have changed since the Air District passed the wood burning
August 21, 2014
Dr. Mason Turner, Chief of the Department of Psychiatry
at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center, and the Assistant Director
for Regional Mental Health Services for Kaiser Permanente Northern California,
talks about the stress and other negative health effects of driving alone to
In this podcast, Dr. Turner shares why the stress of
sitting in traffic, weight gain and lost time associated with driving alone, versus
carpooling, biking, walking or taking public transit to work has many negative
health effects on Bay Area residents.
July 28, 2014
Idling is when a driver leaves the engine running and the
vehicle parked. Every day in the San Francisco Bay Area, cars and trucks idle
needlessly, often around schools and shopping areas where people congregate,
causing air pollution and health impacts.
In this podcast, Lisa P. Adamos, Representative, Idle
Free Tri-Valley, shares why idling can negatively affect public health and how
residents can go idle free.
April 29, 2014
With developing lungs and immune systems, children are highly susceptible to harm from the effects of wood smoke.
In this podcast, Dr. Kari Nadeau, Division of Pediatrics Immunology, Allergy, and Rheumatology and Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, shares how wood smoke can affect a child's life, impair their abilities to participate in activities and lead to lung disease.
October 18, 2011
The hazards of second-hand cigarette smoke are
well-known, but many fail to realize that wood smoke contains a similar group
of unhealthy compounds. The 1.4 million fireplaces and woodstoves across our
nine-county region are the largest single source of wintertime soot – the tiny
particles that contribute to an alarming array of health concerns, from asthma
to heart attacks, and in severe cases death.
In this podcast, Jane Warner, President and CEO of the
American Lung Association in California, talks about the health impacts from
wood smoke and ways for Bay Area residents to reduce their exposure to wood
August 31, 2011
In this podcast we speak with Kristine Roselius, Supervising Public Information Officer at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
As the winter months approach, we want to examine the current regulations in respect woodburning. Woodburning is something many of us do on a cold winter day, however many are unaware of the health and environmental toll that particulate matter from wood can cause.
Kristine clarifies information regarding "Spare the Air" days, enforcement of current regulations and the detrimental health impact that woodsmoke can cause for bay area residents.
August 30, 2011
As gasoline prices hover around $4 per gallon and car
emissions continue to cause air quality issues throughout the nation we thought
it would be a good time to explore alternative energy sources for automobiles.
With this in mind, today we are going to talk about electric vehicle charging
stations. For years the idea of the automobile running on nothing but
electricity has been seemingly part science fiction and part wishful thinking.
But with the introduction of the Nissan Leaf earlier this
year and the beginnings of a dedicated effort to begin work on an electric
charging station infrastructure by organizations such as the Bay Area Air
Quality Management District, the hope now seems to be turning into reality. The
Air District has recently invested $3.9 million for the deployment of an
electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
In this podcast Breath California speaks with the Air
District's Director of Strategic Incentives, Damian Breen about many issues
surrounding electric vehicles, including how the charging infrastructure will
be implemented and what the potential impact a transition to electric vehicles
on a mass level may have on air quality.