There’s an urgent public health risk here in Los Angeles -- the lack of toilets available to the roughly 36,000 homeless people in the city.
NBC4 investigative reporter Joel Grover has a new report out on this health risk. Most homeless encampments in the city do not have access to a nearby toilet, leaving residents to use the streets rather than a restroom. Even passersby are at risk of diseases like Hepatitis A.
Have you seen homeless encampments in the city that looked unsanitary? What do you think needs to be done?
Michael R. Cousineau, is a professor of preventive medicine at the University of Southern California; an expert in public health