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E-M:/ DETROIT: 6th Worst Long Term Particulate Air Pollution in NATION -- ranking by Lung Assoc.

American Lung Association State of the Air: 2004 Report Ranks Cities and Counties Threatened by Dirty Air




American Lung Association Fights Roll-Backs of Clean Air Act That Would Increase Pollution


Quarter of All Americans Threatened by Dangerous Particle Pollution Levels




April 29, 2004




NEW YORK, N.Y.– High levels of microscopic, soot-like particles are increasing the risk of premature death for millions of people, including those with heart or lung disease, according to the American Lung Association State of the Air: 2004 report released today.  The report, which provides county-by-county grades of ozone pollution and the first-ever county-by-county analysis of particle pollution, can be found by visiting http://www.lungusa.org.


Full release at: http://www.lungusa.org/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=dvLUK9O0E&b=34893&content_id={129CE071-3CB1-4516-9049-FC5A4354C5AF}&notoc=1



Metropolitan Areas Most Polluted by Year-Round Particle Pollution(Annual PM2.5)




1. Los Angeles, California


2. Visalia-Porterville, California


3. Bakersfield, California


4. Fresno, California


5. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


6. Detroit, Michigan


7. Atlanta, Georgia


8. Cleveland, Ohio


9. Hanford, California


10. Birmingham, Alabama; and Cincinnati, Ohio.