Clean Air, Clean Lungs, Clean Buses Campaign
Four Life and Death Reason to Cut 7 Million Autos in L.A. in Half.
Breathing in LA's lethal air has serious public health consequences but knowing where and how these chemicals impact our health is an important step to understanding the problem.
Pollution Watch Series #1: Which MTA Rapid Bus Lines Help Your Family’s Health? …And Which Ones DON’T?
New MTA Rapid Bus lines could have a big impact on public health in
urban communities of color.
Children in LA, 80% of whom are Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacifi c Islander, breathe more air toxins in the fi rst two months of life than is recommended in a lifetime. This is partly due to the thousands of diesel trucks and buses that emit toxic chemicals into the air.
The American Heart
Association says that people with heart failure and chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease are at increased risk of death when they are exposed
to air pollution.
The MTA's proposal for fare hike can increase LA's air pollution by
potentially putting an estimated 1 billion more car miles on the road in
the next 5 years.