Health Impacts of Air Pollution in Los Angeles County. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health January 31, 2007. Los Angeles County.
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Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
January 31, 2007
Examples of Sources
Emissions from cars and trucks, especially diesel
Emissions from motor vehicles, industries, and consumer products.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) &
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)
Any source that burns fuel such as cars, trucks, construction and farming equipment and residential heaters and stoves.
Toxic Air Contaminants
Emission from cars, trucks; industrial sources; local businesses (dry cleaners, service stations, etc.); and building material and products.Common Air Pollutants
California Air Resources Board Fact Sheet: Air Pollution and Health
Children who live near a major highway are not only more likely to develop asthma or other respiratory diseases, but their lung development may also be stunted.
Respiratory Illness, including
Hospitalizations due to respiratory illness (9,000)
Lungs of a non-smoker as affected by air pollution (AQMD)
“Recent Research Findings: Health Effects of Particulate Matter and Ozone Air Pollution,” California Air Resources Board, January 2004
In 2005, the Southern California metropolitan region was ranked:
State of the Region, Southern California Association of Governments, 2005.
Public transportation use reduces gasoline consumption in the United States by an estimated 1.4 billion gallons annually (the equivalent of almost 300,000 cars filling up each day). (ICF International, 2007)