‘My entire family is sick’

Bloody noses for the first time in 40 years. A Christmas Eve spent vomiting in urgent care. No health impacts whatsoever.

This is how Porter Ranch-area residents responded to an L.A. Times questionnaire on the massive Aliso Canyon gas leak’s impact on their health. We culled through scores of responses and mapped them, with the permission of respondents. Read about their experiences or add your own below.

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See all Nausea Headaches Dizziness Vomiting Nosebleeds Other No impact

I have headaches, runny nose, cough, blurry vision, diarrhea. I had smelled gas one day when I was in the garage and went out and bought a gas detector at Walmart's before I was even aware there was a gas leak. We have two dogs and three grandchildren...My wife and I are both in our mid to late sixties, and have health concerns for us and our small pets.

—Gary Rubin

Symptoms: Dizziness, Headaches, Nosebleeds

When did you move to the area? 1990-2000

Why did you move to Porter Ranch? An attractive community with nice homes and neighborhoods.

Responses have been lightly edited for clarity.

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