Wilmington Park Elementary Selected for Children's Air Monitoring Study
For immediate release
WILMINGTON – Staff of the California Environmental Protection Agency's Air Resources Board (ARB) will hold a community meeting Wednesday, March 14, to discuss a special air monitoring project to be installed adjacent to the Wilmington Park Elementary School grounds at the Mahar House.
Wednesday, March 14
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wilmington Park Elementary School
1140 Mahar Avenue
Based on the community's environmental interest, the school's close proximity to freeways and industry, and the geography of the area, Wilmington Park Elementary has been chosen as the primary air monitoring site for the Wilmington community. The Mahar House, a Los Angeles based charitable organization, has granted the ARB permission to install air monitoring equipment on the property across from Wilmington Park Elementary. Community members are encouraged to attend an informational meeting to learn more about children's environmental health protection, provide suggestions, and ask questions of the ARB staff.
Children can be more at risk from air pollution's harmful health effects. The children's health study is an effort to evaluate current monitoring procedures and will include a review of ambient air quality standards, additional air monitoring, and the identification and control of air toxics. Wilmington Park Elementary is one of six locations throughout the state chosen for this one-year study. More information