Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Shyanne Brown April 26 2016 2nd hr comp ABC News "Taking a deep breath in Los Angeles may fill your lungs with more than fresh air as the city is among the worst offenders for air pollution in the U.S," (American Lung Association's 2016 State of the Air report). There was reports released today that finds 166 million people or 52.1% of people in the U.S. live in countries that have unhealthy levels of Ozone or pollution. Twenty million people live in the 13 counties that failed all three air pollution tests in Los Angeles. Ozone smog is an invisible pollutant caused by gases reacting with sunlight. Pollution that is particles is caused by minuscule liquid and solid particles in the air. Many are worried that children with normal lungs will have compromised lung growth with exposure to pollution.Doctors say that the effects of the pollution will cause heart disease and heart attacks. California cities are the worst for air pollution. Other cities that are in California including Fresno, Sacramento, Modesto, San Francisco, and El Centro are ranked in the top 10 for the most ozone-pollution. There are many efforts to reduce pollution in the air of the United States.