Its such a nice day out today! I’m sure most of you will be out and about, enjoying this awesome weather.
I have some advice that could increase your life expectancy. Why wouldn’t you want to live longer? So listen up!
If you are going to be outside, it is better to stay away from busy streets. A lifetime of exposure to diesel vehicles can shorten your life by up to 20 years, so stick to the residential streets if you can.
Also, have fun out there!
Recently, with the help of Jamin Bogi from GASP, BYP members went out into the Braddock community using a particulate monitoring machine, which measures the amounts of different particles present in the air.
We were looking specifically for PM 2.5, which is a particle type emitted my diesel vehicles which is less than 2.5 micrometers. These types of particulate matter can be absorbed from your lungs, and directly into your blood stream, exposing you to the harmful carcinogens and toxins in diesel emissions very easily. Being exposed to diesel emissions for long periods of time can have adverse effects on your health, and it contributes to and makes worse many existing conditions like, asthma, heart disease, and atherosclerosis.
You can read about all of our finding and see the results of our air quality monitering research in braddock in our upcoming edition of Watz up Doc!
Hi, I’m Robert, I go to Woodland Hills High School and I’m a junior this year.
I work with the BYP and write for our community newsletter, Wats Up Doc. Im also going to be posting weekly blogs onto the BYPs website from now on.
I’ll be posting updates and info about the various parts of BYP and the things we’re involved with this school year including: BYP jr., Watz up doc, BYP t-shirts, GASP, Media, and entrepreneurial training (Screen Printing).
I’ll also be posting pictures and updates about the inner workings of BYP, including current projects that our youth are working on!
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Robert, one of our BYP youth will be blogging about his experiences at the Braddock Youth Project and about things going on in the Braddock Community from the perspective of a resident of the community.