Air Pollution in Los Angeles

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BARIS BALAT
WRIT_140 Section 64259
JJ Strong
January 28th, 2011
Assignment 1

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Being one of the biggest social issues in Los Angeles, Air pollution has two main reasons: vehicle traffic and population growth. Actually, it is in a such crucial level that scientists indicate that air pollution in Los Angeles may endanger peoples lives. Scientific researches show that the air pollution causes cancer and have an impact on pregnant woman. Advertisements shows us some solutions like making public transportation common and sustainable housing. With the growing population of Los Angeles, something has to be done . Otherwise it is going to be impossible to deal with the air pollution. Population growth in Los Angeles are not likely to slow down. There is a constant mexican immigration because of its geographical location and the better living standards. As well as the mexican immigration, Los Angeles is also attracting lots of people because of being the world center of entertainment, business, media, fashion, science and education. Needless to say, as the population of Los Angeles gets more crowded, the number of cars being used is also increases. Therefore, with this rate of population growth, it is essential to find and efficient solutions. For the overcrowded roads, the fastest solution is improving public transportation. Apart from that, it might be the fastest solution but it certainly will not be enough for the future. This should be the first step of "building a green Los Angeles".On the other hand, public transportation and sustainable housing are not the only solutions for air pollution. There are bunch of steps that have to be taken in order to deal with this issue.

Immigrants who come from out of borders to Los Angeles have a certain life standards. Since those life standards are not high, air pollution is not a concern for immigrants. It is a fact that most of the immigrant families have automobiles. Gases coming out...
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