LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Findings of a study released Wednesday showed the Los Angeles-Long Beach metropolitan area continues to have the worst ozone pollution in the nation.
According to the American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2016 report, the Los Angeles-Long Beach area ranked worst in terms of ozone pollution, ninth-worst for short-term particle pollution, and fourth-worst for annual particle pollution.
California cities dominated the top-10 list of the worst offenders in all three categories.
“More than 80 percent of Californians, 32 million residents, still live in counties with unhealthy air during certain parts of the year,” said Olivia J. Diaz-Lapham, president/CEO of the American Lung Association in California. “We simply must do more to protect the health of Californians.”
However, researchers clarified that Los Angeles had its “best air quality ever in the history of the State of the Air Report.”