LA Flouts Health Warnings, Continues To Allow Housing Built Near Freeways
The city issued building permits for 4,300 homes near freeways in 2015 — more than in any year over the last decade — and signed off on an additional 3,000 units last year, despite warnings from air quality officials.
Los Angeles Times:
L.A. Keeps Building Near Freeways, Even Though Living There Makes People Sick
For more than a decade, California air quality officials have warned against building homes within 500 feet of freeways. And with good reason: People there suffer higher rates of asthma, heart attacks, strokes, lung cancer and pre-term births. Recent research has added more health risks to the list, including childhood obesity, autism and dementia. (Barboza and Shleuss, 3/2)