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The citizens of Long Beach have addressed concerns that increased air and noise pollution within the City limits are adversely affecting their health. The primary concern centers around the emission of pollutants from the major transportation sources (freeways, ports, airport, and truck/rail traffic), as well as the noise from the airport, and their impact on the residents.
In order to adequately address these concerns, the Long Beach City Council directed the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to conduct a comprehensive assessment to determine whether there is the potential for adverse health effects from environmental pollution on its population. Currently, the DHHS has no reports that demonstrate an unusually high number of cases attributable to air quality or noise health effects that would warrant such a study. Thus, as an initial step in addressing the City’s request, the DHHS commissioned a study to evaluate whether there is existing information that either directly links air quality conditions within Long Beach to increased health impacts or can be utilized to relate current conditions within Long Beach to a potential increase in health impacts. The results of the commissioned study are incorporated into the baseline health risk assessment (HRA).
To view results please view the PDF link. Please be advised the document may take a long time to download due to its size. (9.9MB)
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