No Breathing in the Aisles
Diesel Exhaust Inside School Buses
Gina M. Solomon, M.D., M.P.H.
Todd R. Campbell, M.E.S., M.P.P.
Gail Ruderman Feuer
Kavita Ann Paul
Jesus Santos Guzman, M.D., M.S.
School Bus Monitoring Study Development and Oversight
The school bus monitoring protocol and study were developed and implemented jointly with Dr. S. Katherine Hammond, Ph.D., at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, with the capable assistance of Amy Kinner and Charles Perrino. We are grateful for their invaluable participation in the development and execution of this monitoring program and study.
NRDC Director of Communications
David Vegezzi, vegezzistudio.com
Faith Salie and Christine Steele
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Coalition for Clean Air (Coalition) wish to thank Environment Now, the William C. Bannerman Foundation, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Jill Tate Higgins, James P. Higgins, and Laurie and Larry David, whose support made this report and the continuation of our California Dump Dirty Diesels Campaign possible. As with all of our work, the support of NRDC's 400,000 members nationwide and the coalition's thousands of California members was invaluable to completion of this project. The University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health and Coalition also wish to thank the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment for its generous support for their monitoring work.
We are also grateful to Anthony D. A. Hansen, Ph.D., of Magee Scientific and the Lawrence Berkeley Labs, and to Jim Morton of Andersen Instruments, Inc., for the loan of Aethalometers.
We would particularly like to thank the reviewers of portions of this report, including Dale Hattis, Ph.D. and Stan Dawson, Ph.D., who reviewed the risk assessment calculations, Steven D. Colome, Sc.D., who reviewed Chapters 1 and 2 and the monitoring protocol and appendices, and Michael P. Walsh, Jason Mark, B.S.E., M.S., and Richard Kassel, who reviewed Chapters 2 through 8.
About The Coalition For Clean AirThe Coalition for Clean Air is dedicated to restoring clean healthful air to California by advocating responsible public health policy; providing technical and educational expertise; and promoting broad-based community involvement. For more information about the coalition's work, visit www.coalitionforcleanair.org.
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