Los Angeles The Most Polluted City In Nation Again

Katie Ramirez
Апреля 19, 2018

So while more public education is necessary, the American Lung Association report also aims to sway political leaders that while air quality may be improving in some aspects, Siler said, "we still just have so much more to do". Ozone also underlies heart attacks and premature death, she and other experts said during a news briefing Tuesday morning.

It says across the state, several areas had more unhealthy ozone days this year than in the 2017 report. Wilmington was the only city in the state to be featured on the cleanest cities list for year-round particle pollution. That's why the Lung Association calls for the Clean Air Act to remain in place, funded and enforced. "India has really begun to step up on indoor air pollution, for instance through the provision of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) as a cooking fuel, and through electrification", O'Keefe said.

The report analyzed air quality data collected by federal, state and local air monitoring devices between 2014 and 2016, the most recent data available.

"Ozone doesn't come out of a tailgate or a smokestack, it cooks in the atmosphere". "More than four in 10 people (41.4 percent) in the United States live in counties that have unhealthful levels of either ozone or particle pollution".

Particle pollution is a mix of tiny solid and liquid particles contained in dirty exhaust from vehicles and industry.

"For ozone, with the sole exception of Atlantic County, N.J., all monitored counties in the Philadelphia metro area posted worse results than in last year's report", the ALA says.

According to the American Lung Association, when a person inhales ozone pollution, it reacts chemically-or "oxidizes"-with the body's internal tissues, causing inflammation, like a "sunburn" of the lung".

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Nolen defined particulates as supersmall "bits" that are part of the airstream.

But the rest of California is in the same smoggy boat - eight of the country's 10 most polluted cities are in the Golden State.

But the top city for year-round particle pollution might raise some eyebrows.

American Lung Association representatives credit the Clean Air Act for improvements to handling particle pollution. Unburned fuel is also a big problem to the ozone, he said.

The U.S. cities with the cleanest air include Bellingham, Wash.; Burlington-South Burlington, Vt.; Casper, Wyo.; Honolulu; Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Fla., and Wilmington, N.C.

The absence of pollution reduction targets of 35 per cent in three years and 50 per cent in five years in the draft National Clean Air Program (NCAP) of the Environment Ministry is a cause of "grave concern", Greenpeace India today said.

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