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Bay Area in Top 10 for Worst Air Pollution Nationwide

Bay Area in Top 10 for Worst Air Pollution Nationwide

"While most of the nation has much cleaner air quality than even a decade ago, many cities reported their highest number of unhealthy days since the report began [18 years ago]", the report read.

California's soaring population, weather and topography are all factors that contribute to its air pollution, in a state where many people commute and live in valleys and basins where pollution tends to settle. The Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor area was the only MI market to make the dirty list, coming in at 18th worst for year round particle pollution. California's Visalia-Porterville-Hanford was an area where levels worsened and has the dubious title as the most-polluted city for year-round particle pollution. Westchester County had an "F" for high ozone days, the same as past year.

Local pollution levels can be measured according to amounts of ozone in the atmosphere, number of days with extremely high particle pollution levels, or levels of year-round particle pollution.

Lisa Fasano, spokeswoman with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, said the problem is that many areas are not served by natural gas, including parts of the San Geronimo Valley.

The organization's 18th annual State of the Air report assigned Erie County a "D" for smog pollution.

• Salinas recognized as one of the cleanest cities.

Nationwide, the best progress in this year's report came in reducing year-round levels of particle pollution, while in the Northeast region, short-term particle spikes continue to be less of a problem.

Kalamazoo County was the only one in West Michigan with a dropping grade, moving from an "A" to a "B" for particle pollution.

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She said she hopes the report sends a clear message to leaders that rules limiting the release of toxins and ensuring healthy air for all Americans need to be fully funded, implemented and enforced.

Meanwhile, legislators recently reintroduced the Ozone Standards Implementation Act, which would increase the time period between EPA assessments of air quality standards from five years to 10.

This region - which, in the report, includes Monroe County and Warren County in New Jersey - generally experienced fewer unhealthy days of high ozone compared to last year's report.

The report argues air pollution represents a "real public health crisis", threatening people with asthma attacks and lung diseases, and suggests climate change is exacerbating conditions.

The report reveals El Centro in Imperial County recorded its lowest number ever for the number of unhealthy days for ozone pollution. And Lincoln and Beatrice are ranked as two of the cleanest USA cities for ozone air pollution.

"While California continues to move forward with policies like strong standards to reduce vehicle emissions, the federal government wants to move backwards", said Diaz-Lapham.

But, research also shows that the climate change causing warmer temperatures makes the ozone harder to clean up, which causes the most widespread air pollutant that is created by the reaction of sunlight on emissions from cars and other sources.

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