Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Air Quality?

It is terrible that Sacramento is among the eight worst cities to breathe in, which along with being first in danger of flooding, makes it—as beautiful as it is—a very dangerous place to live, and strengthens the commitment of those individuals, organizations and public leaders, to work even harder to make it as safe as it is beautiful.

Counties' air quality gets failing grade
Published 12:00 am PDT Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer counties were among 26 California counties to receive a failing air quality grade in an American Lung Association report released today.

The Sacramento metropolitan area ranked among the nation's eight worst cities for ozone levels and 12th for 24-hour particulate pollution, the report said.

The Lung Association's "State of the Air: 2007" ranks cities and counties most polluted by ozone, 24-hour particle pollution, and annual particle pollution. In lists of the 25 worst U.S. counties for specific air problems, California has 16 with ozone pollution, nine with short-term particle pollution and seven with year-round particle pollution.