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South Bronx Environmental Health and Policy Study

The main goal of the South Bronx Environmental Health and Policy Study is to study environmental and health issues affecting the South Bronx, with particular emphasis on the relationships between air quality, transportation, waste transfer activity, demographic characteristics, and public health. Asthma rates in the South Bronx are among the highest in the country, and residents consider asthma to be one of the most pressing health issues in the community. It is a collaborative research project that involves the NYU School of Medicine's Nelson Institute of Environmental Medicine (NIEM), the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service's Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems (ICIS), and four local community groups: The Point Community Development Corporation, We Stay/Nos Quedamos, Sports Foundation Inc., and Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice Inc.

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