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Projects of the ATF Environmental Committee

(1) Reducing Pests and Pesticides in San Francisco Housing Authority Developments

The San Francisco Department of the Environment has led Task Force efforts to advocate for the San Francisco Housing Authority to promote more effective pest prevention methods with less reliance on pesticides in two Housing Authority developments in the southeast sector of the city.  Exposure both to pests such as cockroaches and to several pesticides is linked to causing respiratory problems such as worsened asthma symptoms and to causing individuals to newly develop asthma.

To become involved with the Department of the Environment's integrated pest management project, contact:

Sraddha Mehta, Senior Environmental Justice Coordinator

San Francisco Department of the Environment

1455 Market Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94103

sraddha.mehta@sfgov.org  T: (415) 355-3723

 

(2) Reducing Particulates in SE Homes Adjacent to Busy Roadways

The San Francisco Department of Public Health Environmental Health has led Task Force efforts in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Housing & Community Development to promote improved indoor air quality by increased filtration of particulate from busy roadways in the southeast sector of the city.  Exposure to roadway traffic pollution such as particulates is linked to causing respiratory problems such as worsened asthma symptoms and to causing individuals to newly develop asthma.  These exposures are also linked to causing cardiovascular disease and premature death.
For further information:
Karen Cohn, Senior Industrial Hygienist, San Francisco Department of Public Health, Population Health Division, Environmental Health Branch 
(415) 252-3898; karen.cohn@sfdph.org
 

 

Additional Resources for Healthy Homes

 

YouTube site for Asthma Task Force videos

 

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