LA County Communities With High Car Pollution Also Have High COVID-19 Fatality Rates, Study Notes

Michael Jerrett interviewed on KPCC (Southern California Public Radio)

By Chris Greenspon 

L.A. County neighborhoods with higher car pollution have higher fatality rates for COVID-19, according to a new study from UCLA.

Researchers found a lot of overlap in Black and Brown communities.

“South Central Los Angeles, and then East Los Angeles where we have much higher levels of traffic related air pollution. We also saw some spiking in areas around Long Beach, coming out of the ports,” UCLA Environmental Health professor Michael Jerrett said.

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