Friday , February 23 2024

Report: Despite Improvements, Valley Air Still Worst In The Country

San Joaquin Valley air still ranks the worst in the country, according to the American Lung Association’s annual State of the Air report released on Wednesday . Bakersfield and the Fresno-Madera-Hanford region ranked worst in the country for particle pollution — despite the fact that many of these cities experienced fewer unhealthy days than the previous year. Visalia also ranked second worst for ozone pollution, right behind the Los Angeles-Long Beach area. The report estimates that more than 40 percent of Americans are exposed to unhealthy air, and that climate change is partially responsible for higher ozone production and higher particle pollution associated with wildfires.
https://www.kvpr.org/sites/kvpr/files/styles/big_story/public/201802/smogsmoke.jpg

About NewsPress

Dedicated to going around town and getting in everyone's business!

Check Also

For agriculture, a changing climate brings challenges—but also opportunities

In many ways, climate change has already hit home here in the San Joaquin Valley—especially …

Wanna Comment?

Loading Facebook Comments ...

Leave a Reply