Bay Area Healthy 880 Communities is a grassroots community organization formed to educate and organize our diverse residents along the 880 Corridor whose health and environment are impacted by pollution sources. Our mission is to educate and mobilize residents to advocate for and achieve environmental health and justice by reducing air/chemical pollution threats and promoting pollution prevention, clean technologies, and safe jobs.
June 2011 - Check out our 'Resources' page for information and materials from our recent Environmental Health & Social Justice workshop!
Exhaust-ing ride for cyclists: Air pollutants trigger heart risk - A new study has found a link between cyclists riding in big cities and an increase in heart illness risks. Full report here.
First Comprehensive Study of California Cosmetology Workers Releases Results - Statewide study examined cancer incidence in over 325,000 female hair-and-nail service workers. Read full press release and study details here.
Shortened Lives. Where You Live Matters - Examining Health Inequities in the East Bay and the impact of the I-580 truck ban. Read the full investigation here.
Critical Windows of Development - TEDX Critical Windows of Development is a timeline of how the human body develops in the womb, with animal research showing when low-dose exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals during development results in altered health outcomes. Read more on TEDX
Mayor Newsom Introduces Cell-Phone Radiation Labeling Legislation - Legislation would require cell phone retailers to post cell phone radiation levels at point of sale. See Article
Oakland Protest Against "Big Rig Idling" - KTVU Video Report: Watch Video
Breast Cancer and the Environment - State of the Evidence 2008 Breast Cancer Fund, published its yearly updated report. See Article
The Clean Energy Scam - Several new studies show the biofuel boom is doing exactly the opposite of what its proponents intended: See Article
Fragrance Allergies: A Sensory Assault The use of fragrance in products is on the rise -- and so is the number of people affected by them. WebMD offers ways to protect yourself if you're sensitive to scents. See Article
Allergic Reactions Increasing Despite Decreasing Allergen Levels - Increased allergic sensitivity possibly cause by DEHP. See Article
Air pollution and inflammation in type 2 diabetes: a mechanism for susceptibility - Study that examines the link between air pollution and type 2 diabetes. Full article here.