The Aliso Canyon Disaster Health Research Study will assess short- and long-term effects of the disaster and routine emissions on the health of communities living and working in proximity to the blowout . Following the disaster, a settlement between the State and County with Southern California Gas Company established the parameters and funding for this study.* In December 2022, UCLA was contracted to lead the research. It is a comprehensive assessment comprised of multiple studies that together will form a full picture of the impact of exposure to the emissions on people’s health.
1) studies of environmental exposures; and
2) studies of health and well-being.
UCLA will collect, use, and analyze multiple data sources. The overall assessment is further informed by the experiences of the communities impacted by the Aliso Canyon disaster and expertise from an independent scientific oversight committee (SOC). UCLA will meet regularly with the SOC to solicit their technical expertise and guidance. UCLA will share the findings with these groups and distribute broadly to illustrate the outcomes of this disaster.
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