Infórmese sobre el Programa de Beneficios para Viajes Cotidianos al Trabajo del Área de la Bahía (español)

April 4, 2016

Escuche a Juan Ortellando y Luz Gómez hablar sobre cómo el Programa deBeneficios para Viajes Cotidianos al Trabajo del Área de la Bahía ayudará aempleadores y empleados a mejorar la calidad del aire y reducir la congestióndel tráfico mediante el uso de modos alternativos de viaje como utilizar eltransporte público, compartir viajes, movilizarse en bicicleta y caminar. Laconversación será difundida en español.





April 4, 2016





Catherine Heywood, Visit Napa Valley, speaks about using transportation alternatives to get to and around the Napa Valley

February 8, 2016

In this video podcast, Catherine Heywood, Director ofOperations for Visit Napa Valley, speaks with us about carpooling, car-freetourism, and using transportation alternatives such as the train, ferry, public transportation, bicycles or walking to get to and around the Napa Valley.

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Dr. Michaela Straznicka, Private Practitioner with Bay Area Surgical talks about links between wood smoke exposure and respiratory illness

December 3, 2015

In this podcast, Dr. Michaela Straznicka, Private Practitioner with Bay Area Surgical with privileges at John Muir and Sutter Health in Walnut Creek, California, shares the similarities between woodsmoke and secondhand tobacco smoke. Dr. Straznicka also discusses how the health impacts of wood burning have changed since the Air District passed the wood burning rule.



Dr. Mason Turner, Chief of the Department of Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center shares simple ways to reduce your commute stress

August 21, 2014

Dr. Mason Turner, Chief of the Department of Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center, and the Assistant Director for Regional Mental Health Services for Kaiser Permanente Northern California, talks about the stress and other negative health effects of driving alone to work.

In this podcast, Dr. Turner shares why the stress of sitting in traffic, weight gain and lost time associated with driving alone, versus carpooling, biking, walking or taking public transit to work has many negative health effects on Bay Area residents.




Lisa P. Adamos, Representative, Idle Free Tri-Valley, talks about the public health impact of idling cars

July 28, 2014

Idling is when a driver leaves the engine running and the vehicle parked. Every day in the San Francisco Bay Area, cars and trucks idle needlessly, often around schools and shopping areas where people congregate, causing air pollution and health impacts.

In this podcast, Lisa P. Adamos, Representative, Idle Free Tri-Valley, shares why idling can negatively affect public health and how residents can go idle free.




Dr. Kari Nadeau, Stanford University School of Medicine, talks about the health effects of wood smoke on children

April 29, 2014

With developing lungs and immune systems, children are highly susceptible to harm from the effects of wood smoke.  

In this podcast, Dr. Kari Nadeau, Division of Pediatrics Immunology, Allergy, and Rheumatology and Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, shares how wood smoke can affect a child's life, impair their abilities to participate in activities and lead to lung disease.


Jane Warner, President & CEO of the American Lung Association in California talks about the health impacts of wood smoke

October 18, 2011

The hazards of second-hand cigarette smoke are well-known, but many fail to realize that wood smoke contains a similar group of unhealthy compounds. The 1.4 million fireplaces and woodstoves across our nine-county region are the largest single source of wintertime soot – the tiny particles that contribute to an alarming array of health concerns, from asthma to heart attacks, and in severe cases death.

In this podcast, Jane Warner, President and CEO of the American Lung Association in California, talks about the health impacts from wood smoke and ways for Bay Area residents to reduce their exposure to wood smoke.




Woodburning: Regulations and health impact for the holiday season (Produced by Breathe California)

August 31, 2011

In this podcast we speak with Kristine Roselius, Supervising Public Information Officer at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. As the winter months approach, we want to examine the current regulations in respect woodburning. Woodburning is something many of us do on a cold winter day, however many are unaware of the health and environmental toll that particulate matter from wood can cause. Kristine clarifies information regarding "Spare the Air" days, enforcement of current regulations and the detrimental health impact that woodsmoke can cause for bay area residents.


Cleaner Air on the Horizon: Electric Cars and Electric Charging Stations (Produced by Breathe California)

August 30, 2011

As gasoline prices hover around $4 per gallon and car emissions continue to cause air quality issues throughout the nation we thought it would be a good time to explore alternative energy sources for automobiles. With this in mind, today we are going to talk about electric vehicle charging stations. For years the idea of the automobile running on nothing but electricity has been seemingly part science fiction and part wishful thinking.

But with the introduction of the Nissan Leaf earlier this year and the beginnings of a dedicated effort to begin work on an electric charging station infrastructure by organizations such as the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the hope now seems to be turning into reality. The Air District has recently invested $3.9 million for the deployment of an electric vehicle charging infrastructure. 

In this podcast Breath California speaks with the Air District's Director of Strategic Incentives, Damian Breen about many issues surrounding electric vehicles, including how the charging infrastructure will be implemented and what the potential impact a transition to electric vehicles on a mass level may have on air quality.