Archived: From Our Readers: March 12, 2009

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Re: “Breath of Fresh Air in Commerce? Maybe’ by Elizabeth Hsing-Huei Chou and pub. Feb. 19, 2009:

Kudos to your reporter Elizabeth Hsing-Huei Chou for her excellent story on railyard health risks in Commerce. We at USC have been evaluating the multitude of international trade and port-related health risks, including diesel exhaust exposure at railyards which are often located in close proximity to neighborhoods, and Elizabeth’s story is one of the most comprehensive out there. … Having good reporters at EGP covering local environmental health issues fills a very important gap as our mainstream media feels forced to cut back its own coverage. Thanks for your important publication and the wide audience it reaches.

Andrea Hricko, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine

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