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American Lung Association’s 2010 State of the Air Report

Posted by Ivey on May 20th, 2010

Smog Surrounding Los AngelesOn April 28, the American Lung Association released the bittersweet findings from its State of the Air 2010 report. Many cities in the eastern and midwestern United States—including Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, New York City, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Washington DC/Baltimore—have lowered their levels of deadly particle and ozone pollution thanks to cleaner diesel fuels and engines, as well as reduced emissions from coal-fired power plants. Unfortunately, more than 175 million people (that’s more than 58 percent of the population) still live in areas where pollution levels are often too dangerous to breathe. Some cities, primarily in California, have even experienced an increase in air pollution since the last report.
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