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Air Pollution, Greenspace and Your Health

We’re learning more and more about the health impacts of air pollution and the benefits of greenspace. From smog that we can see to micro-particles that we can’t, continued exposure to air pollution can increase your risk for heart and lung diseases among others. We might think of air pollution as something beyond our control but even if we can’t control how much air pollution is around our community, we might be able to reduce our exposure to it.


Leading the way is Dr. Perry Hystad who is an Assistant Professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University where he leads the Spatial Health Lab. His research uses innovative study design and technologies to understand how things from cars to trees affect our health. His work spans the globe as he’s involved in a number of national and international research studies.

Join Perry and me as we discuss the problems with air pollution, what can be done to avoid it and the benefits of greenspace to your health.

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