About The Author

Wayne Lawrence is a doctoral candidate and Presidential Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University at Albany, The State University of New York. His research focuses on minority health and health inequities.

When Policies Are Not Enough To Protect Us From Air Pollution, Pet Companions Might Be The Next Best Solution

Today, a growing number of countries are battling the rise in both air pollution and childhood hypertension. Often when air pollution and childhood hypertension are discussed, it is as two separate health issues, however, emerging research has shown that they might be more connected then we may think. Recent studies have suggested that short- and