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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)

http://www.lungusa.org/site/pp.asp?c=dvLUK9O0E&b=50752#graph1

 

 

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.