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Asthma Emergency Department Visits

Find the communities with high rates of Asthma Emergency Department (ED) visits in LB-LA Harbor and the nearby pollution sources by pointing on the map and selecting the check box.

Asthma and Pollution

Asthma incidences in LB-LA Harbor are associated with high air pollution, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. A study published in the American Journal of Public Health found ship and truck emissions from goods movement in the POLA and POLB increased the burden of childhood asthma in Long Beach. In addition, a California Air Resources Board-funded study reported children are more highly exposed to traffic pollution were more likely to have asthma symptoms and be diagnosed with asthma.

Asthma ED Visits Data Methodology

Asthma ED visits measured per 10,000 people at the census tract and zip code are reported by the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.


CalEnviroScreen 3.0 Asthma, “Asthma ED visits per 10,000 people 2011 to 2013”.