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Study Cities

Baltimore, MD
Chicago, IL
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
St. Paul, MN
Winston-Salem, NC

What is the MESA Air study?

The MESA Air Pollution Study is designed to examine the relation between air pollution exposures and the progression of cardiovascular disease over time, looking at people in six states, representing diverse areas of the country. "MESA" stands for the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. The MESA Air study is funded by a grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency . The MESA Air Pollution study is housed at the University of Washington, but several other institutions are involved in the study .

MESA Field Centers

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University
Chicago: Northwestern University
Los Angeles: Univeristy of California, Los Angeles
New York: Columbia University
St. Paul: University of Minnesota
Winston-Salem: Wake Forest University


Medical terms
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The plain English guide to the Clean Air Act


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