California Cities Receive Low Ratings in Air Quality Report
The American Lung Association recently released its annual State of the Air report, which found that Los Angeles has the highest levels of ozone nationwide. The report also ranked Bakersfield as the worst cityÂ in the nation for year-round levels of toxic particles. According to ALA, air pollution can aggravate asthma, diabetes, heart conditions and lung disease. For additional coverage of the State of the Air report, see today's Capitol Desk post.
- "L.A., Bakersfield Remain Among U.S.'s Most Polluted Cities, Report Says" (Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times, 4/27).
- "Air Quality: Several Bay Area Counties Fail Survey" (Zito, San Francisco Chronicle, 4/27).
- "Just How Bad is L.A. Air? The Worst" (Evans, Los Angeles Daily News, 4/26).