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Strategy 1A

Minimize the exposure of vulnerable populations to pollution

Energy-intensive and polluting facilities such as refineries, rail yards, factories and highways are often located in close proximity to low-income communities and communities of color in LA county. These communities face elevated health risks from pollutant exposure and have historically been over-burdened and under-resourced.

OurCounty will set a framework for long-term policies to better protect these communities from pollution and reduce health inequities, with short-term and medium-term actions that support these goals.

Targets
Countywide:

2025
Decrease childhood asthma prevalence to 6.8% (from 7.5% in 2015)

2025
Decrease average on-road diesel PM emissions to 80% below 2017 levels

2035
Decrease childhood asthma prevalence to 6.0%

2035
Reduce toxicity-weighted concentrations of emissions in disadvantaged communities by 40%

2035
Decrease average on-road diesel PM emissions to 100% below 2017 levels

2045
Decrease childhood asthma prevalence to 5.0%

2045
Reduce toxicity-weighted concentrations of emissions in disadvantaged communities by 80%

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