American Lung Association Gives Pittsburgh Failing Grade For Poor Air Quality

Indianapolis gets ‘F’ for air quality American Lung Association says

Both ozone and particle pollution are unsafe to public health and can increase the risk of premature death and other serious health effects such as lung cancer, asthma attacks, cardiovascular damage, and developmental and reproductive harm.

Each year the "State of the Air" provides a report card on the two most widespread outdoor air pollutants, ozone pollution, also known as smog, and particle pollution, also called soot.

That means that more than 141 million people in the United States now breathe air that is contaminated with high levels of ozone and soot, day-in and day-out.

The Lung Association estimates that more than one-third of Utahns are especially vulnerable to air pollution due to their age or compromised health.

"People don't understand how risky ozone really is", said Ellen Penrod, executive director of the American Lung Association in Colorado.

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Applying these recommendations during the first five years of life will contribute to children's lifelong health, WHO said. In addition, they need better quality sleep and more time for active play in order to grow up healthy .


"This metro area now officially includes Kings County", the report continues, "the county with the highest year-round levels of particle pollution in the nation".

The American Lung Association released its "State of the Air" report on Wednesday and both cities ranked in the top 20 for cleanest U.S. Cities for Year-round Particle Pollution.

Bakersfield tops the list for unhealthy particle pollution days, and Los Angeles-Long Beach for unhealthy ozone days.

The 2019 "State of the Air" report found ozone levels increased in most cities, largely because of rising temperatures.

Now more than ever the USA must protect the Clean Air Act, according to the report.

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California, while typically progressive on environmental issues, appears a disproportionate number of times on these bad air lists.

Lehigh County got a D for ozone; its particle results were incomplete. The sunny, warm climate doesn't help and neither do the pollution-generating activities of the 33 million people living there.

Wildfires are also a big source of air pollution and are becoming a bigger problem with climate change. This year's report covers the most recent quality-assured data available collected by states, cities, counties, tribes and federal agencies in 2015-2017.

Only six cities qualified for Cleanest US Cities: Bangor, Maine; Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont; Honolulu, Hawaii; Lincoln-Beatrice, Nebraska; Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida; and Wilmington, North Carolina.

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