If you've ever wondered how much the area you live in affects how long you'll live, a new report by the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/Technical Advisory Group and Just Health Action confirms that people who live near the Duwamish River (South Park, Georgetown, areas in Beacon Hill) are at higher risk of cancer, diabetes and other diseases compared to other Seattle neighborhoods thanks to river pollutants and other factors.
Their study concludes that economic and environmental factors that go into living in those neighborhoods could shorten your life up to eight years(!). Thirteen years compared to those who live in Laurelhurst(!!). The study does not take into account things like smoking or other life-shortening actions.
Do you live in those neighborhoods and agree or disagree with these findings? Let us know in the comments below. Find out more about the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition here.
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