(March 1, 2005) -- One of the speakers at a Feb. 25-26 LB conference ("Growing Pains: Health and Community Impacts of Goods Movement and the Ports," organized by the So. CA Environmental Health Sciences Center, a partnership of USC and UCLA scientists funded by the Nat'l Institute of Health Sciences based at USC's Keck School of Medicine) was the Executive Officer of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, Barry Wallerstein, D. Env.
Dr. Wallerstein displayed an air pollution measurement strip that he said had been exposed to LB's air at the AQMD's LB monitor (3500 block of Long Beach Blvd., Bixby Knolls) for 24 hours.
We asked AQMD to provide us with a digital photo of this...and they did. An AQMD spokesperson says agency staff took care to provide a photo (below) that accurately portrays what the strip shows.
The border area (left and top) indicates portions shielded from LB's air. The sample is from Dec. 17, 2003.