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Welcome to PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute, where we ask questions -- then we ask the experts to answer them. Join us as physicians, health professionals, and environmental health experts share their ideas, inspiration, and analysis about toxic chemicals and environmental health policy.

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Wig Zamore

Wig Zamore is a 1986 graduate of MIT’s DUSP who focuses much of his personal time on the continuum of issues that revolve around urban economic development, regional transportation, environmental quality, and local public health. In Somerville MA, he has been an advocate for dense transit-oriented development and a leader in successful campaigns for a new Orange Line subway stop and two new Green Line light rail branches. Regionally, he is a former member of the Boston Society of Architects’ South Boston Waterfront Focus Team and Civic Initiative for a Livable New England, and was also a member of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s MetroFuture Steering Committee. 

Wig is involved in three ongoing air pollution and public health studies. CAFEH (Community Assessment of Freeway Exposures and Health) is a five-year NIH study, begun in 2009 with Tufts Medical School, of I93 highway pollution gradients and neighborhood cardiovascular health. A second study just underway, also with Tufts University and the City of Somerville, is a multi-year HUD funded investigation into the effectiveness of HEPA filter interventions in pre-existing highway adjacent housing in reducing indoor ultrafine particle levels and associated biomarkers of adult cardiovascular disease. SCENT (Sustainable Community Exposure Network via Telemetry) is a one year Harvard Catalyst study to evaluate the use of inexpensive miniature personal air pollution monitors for the creation of local exposure maps by citizens.

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Particulate Pollution: Regulated, but Still Killing, April 14, 2011