Pollution Burden around Los Angeles County
Pollution and environmental hazards not only pollute our natural surroundings but also impact personal health. A study from the Liberty Hill Foundation reported in California alone an overwhelming health concern due to air pollution. Thus 19,000 premature deaths, 280,000 cases of asthma and more than a 1 million respiratory related school absences annually.
In addition, the American Lung Association continuously ranks the Los Angeles – Long Beach area as one of the most polluted areas. Beating out LA and Long Beach is the small community of Irwindale, ranked the highest pollutant in the state. What is causing the pollutants in Irwindale?
This small community is the hub to the mining and industrial hub for Los Angeles. Six active mines and factories including a MillerCoors Brewery, a Huy Fong Foods (the maker of Sriracha sauce) factory, the Irwindale Event Center and Speedway all call Irwindale their home. Not to mention two large busy freeways the 210 and 605 run directly through much of the city . Come to find out, local residents were not completely surprised by pollution burden scores. Despite have a high pollution burden, Irwindale is better on average concerning asthma and cardio related health issues. How is this possible? Residents here have better access to healthcare than surrounding communities and support from the city to help with insurance programs and prescriptions.
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