Thursday, April 25, 2013

 

42% of Americans breathing 'dangerous' air, despite improvements - report

The annual State of the Air report published by the American Lung Association has revealed that, while air quality has generally improved over the past decade, 42 per cent of Americans (roughly 131 million) are breathing polluted oxygen. While the report provides an incomplete outlook because so many areas are not equipped with air quality monitors, the information assembled gave an insight into the dangerous levels of carbon particle pollution, especially in California. More than half of the worst cities improved their ozone pollution performance since the organization's last report, but to continue that trend, the American Lung Association recommended Americans update fuel emission standards, use less electricity, cut down on fossil fuel consumption and halt burning wood and trash.
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