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Smog Los Angeles

Looking across San Francisco Bay can be an alarming sight. Many days, a dingy cloud hangs over the Bay, threatening lungs and lives. Ozone pollution, also known as smog, is a serious health threat that Californians have suffered under for decades. In the American Lung Association’s 2014 State of the Air Report, Alameda and Santa Clara Counties received a D, while Contra Costa County received an F when grading the counties on smog pollution. California is home to the top five most smog-polluted cities in the nation: Los Angeles, Visalia, Bakersfield, Fresno, and Sacramento.

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