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Ed Avol

Ed Avol is Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine at the USC Keck School of Medicine. He specializes in exposure assessment and acute/chronic cardio-respiratory effects of airborne pollutants in populations at risk (including children, athletes, and those with compromised lung function). He is actively involved in several community partnership and engagement efforts, particularly with health and air quality issues associated with Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport operations.

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The Health Effects of Wildfire Smoke Hit Vulnerable People Harder

Wildfire smoke can travel hundreds, even thousands, of miles downwind, exacerbating health conditions and impacting marginalized communities most.
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