LA Remains Among Most Polluted US Metro Areas

LA Remains Among Most Polluted US Metro Areas

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". The ALA uses data collected from the Air Quality Index and the EPA to rank counties and cities across the country.

Household air pollution can be a major source of impact in outdoor air: with indoor pollution emitted to the outdoor air the largest cause of health impacts from among all sources in India, contributing to 1 in 4 air pollution related deaths India, and almost 1 in 5 such deaths in China. The "State of the Air" report should serve as a wake-up call for residents and representatives alike.

The study has also reported that if no further action is being taken, population exposure to particulate matter is likely to increase by over 40% by 2050.

Knoxville experienced 3 unhealthy days of high ozone in this year's report and has experienced 5 or less since 2013, a massive decrease from the late 90s and early 2000s when the area experienced 75 to over 100 high ozone days a year. "The Lung Association in Vermont calls on our members of Congress to defend the Clean Air Act, now under threat from those who want to weaken this effective public health law". Compared to the 2017 report, some North Carolina areas have seen an increase in ozone pollution slightly.

"In this report we look at two types of air pollution, one is ozone and the other is particulates", said Janice E. Nolen, assistant vice president of national policy for the lung association, and lead author of the report. Many were in smog-plagued California. With record-setting heat in 2016, the number of high ozone days skyrocketed, putting millions more people at risk and adding challenges to the work cities across the nation are doing to clean up.

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While a hot 2016 year caused serious ozone problems for the region, something NY got "A" grades for was short-term and year-round particle pollution maintenance.

"Despite this, EPA has recently proposed steps to weaken or roll back health-protective standards the Agency had adopted in 2016 to reduce harmful emissions of these gases from new and modified sources within the oil and natural gas industry", the report said.

Charlotte is the 41st most polluted city in the nation for ozone.

"It is true that the air quality has fallen in last few years".

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. "We saw a lot of evidence in 2016 of the impact that climate change and global warming is going to have on us".

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