Spring 2022 Speaker Series: Local Inequities in the Relative Production of and Exposure to Vehicular Air Pollution in Los Angeles
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 12pm to 1pm
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Vehicular air pollution has created an ongoing public health crisis. We examine how different communities’ driving volume and exposure to vehicular air pollution relate to race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, and how this varies across the region. How much vehicular pollution are different communities exposed to in relation to how much—and where—their residents drive? We answer this question in the context of race, class, and driving in Los Angeles County and find a negative association between miles driven and exposure to vehicular emissions. That is, all else equal, residents of communities that drive more tend to be less exposed to vehicular pollution themselves.
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