State of the Air 2018
The American Lung Association State of the Air 2018 report grades U.S. counties on harmful ozone (smog) and particle pollution recorded over a three-year period, and details trends for metropolitan areas over the past decade. The report ranks also both the cleanest and most polluted areas in the country.
While the State of the Air 2018 report shows progress for our state, it serves to remind us of our struggle to breathe healthy air, as more than 90 percent of Californians live in counties affected with unhealthy air during certain parts of the year.
State of the Air 2018 Report
Download the State of the Air 2018
View the State of the Air 2018 - California Overview
View the Methodology
Regional Fact Sheets and Trend Charts
Greater Bay Area: Fact sheet
Greater Sacramento Area: Fact Sheet
San Joaquin Valley: Fact Sheet
Southern California: Fact Sheet
San Diego/Imperial Counties: Fact Sheet
Maps highlighting State of the Air 2018 report grades for annual particle pollution, daily particle pollution, and ozone pollution.
View the nationwide American Lung Association State of the Air 2018 report at www.stateoftheair.org to learn more about ozone and particle pollution, and to see how your community ranks.
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