LA Remains Among Most Polluted US Metro Areas

Countries including India are among those with the highest risk of harm to citizens from air pollution

Ozone, another important component of outdoor air pollution, whose levels are on the rise around the world, contributed to 234,000 deaths from chronic lung disease.

Environmental Health Director Kevin Stewart has been an avid teacher about air quality for the last 19 years.

"We definitely need to do a much better job and clean up that particle pollution".

The American Lung Association is giving North Carolina mixed grades for air pollution.

"We can and should do more to protect our air and to save lives", Deen said.

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has taken many steps to roll back or put in loopholes to the Clean Air Act, Alexander said, adding that "the association is concerned and we will continue to fight for healthy air", she said.

Bakersfield ranked third for year-round particle pollution, and first for short-term particle pollution, according to the report.

The same trends in reduction of daily and annual particle pollution could be seen. Both ozone and particle pollution are risky 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.

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Ozone, according to county officials, is caused by emissions of certain chemicals called oxides of nitrogen and volatile organic material in the presence of sunlight.

According to the report, air pollution is below the World Health Organization benchmark in Australia, Brunei, Canada, Estonia, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, New Zealand, Sweden, and several Pacific island nations while it is much higher than safe levels in Niger, Egypt, Cameroon, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.

But did you know that Phoenix is the 8th most polluted city in the United States?

With an estimated population of 1.49 million people, the report revealed that Suffolk residents include a significant number of high-risk individuals, including an estimated 29,000 children with asthma; more than 112,000 adults with asthma; 63,000 adults with COPD and 875 people with lung cancer.

The report emphasized that climate change will make it harder to clean up certain air pollutants. To rank as one of the nation's cleanest, each city must experience no high ozone or high particle pollution days and must rank among the 25 cities with the lowest year-round particle pollution levels.

It also says that air pollution is the fourth-highest cause of death among all health risks globally, coming in below high blood pressure, diet and smoking. Standards from the Bureau of Land Management, which would reduce methane and other smog-forming emissions from oil and gas facilities on public lands, are in the process of being weakened, and efforts to reduce smog-forming pollution at the state level are uncertain.

Particle pollution, also known as soot, comes largely from diesel engines and wood-burning stoves and fireplaces.

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