A new interactive map released by the California Environmental Protection Agency shows some of LA’s most polluted areas, and don’t be too surprised but South LA has made the list. According to Curbed LA, the poorest and “Hipster” parts of LA seem to be the most polluted. Not sure wat exactly defines a hipster, to my knowledge it was a rich kid that rock skinny jeans a tee shirt and fedora and lives in a urban part of the city so guess that doesn’t come at too much of shock to me. Inglewood Hills (North along La brea), Windsor Hills, Baldwin Hills, View Park, and Ladera seem to be ok though, along with MidCity and its surrounding communities. Morningside in Inglewood and Baldwin Hills flat land not looking so good though. The new tool assigns a score to every zip code based on a range of factors–11 types of pollution, the effects of pollution, and the vulnerability of residents–to determine where the state EPA should direct funding.
Poor and Hipster Neighborhoods Most Polluted
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment