State of the Air 2014 Puts Long Beach on List With Unhealthy Air

May 1, 2014 3:31 PM

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This morning, the American Lung Association released State of the Air 2014, an annual report on air quality which lists both the cleanest and most polluted areas in the country. This year’s report shows continued progress in efforts to reduce ozone and particle pollution, and reinforces the importance of the state’s strong clean air leadership in reducing the public’s exposure to harmful air. At the same time, the report shows that substantial challenges remain to achieving the goal of clean air for everyone in California. Successful state and local programs are protecting the public from diesel particulate emissions, promoting zero emission vehicles and healthier communities with transportation choices, and ratcheting down on wood smoke pollution.

“The State of the Air 2014 report shows that California’s clean air laws and initiatives are working,” said Marsha Ramos, Chair, American Lung Association in California. “However, almost eighty percent of Californians –30 million residents – live in areas plagued with unhealthy air during certain pa...

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