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And the most polluted city is ...

Los Angeles Home To Most Polluted Air In America

Los Angeles: Home of creative cuisine, warm beaches year-round and, apparently, terrible air.

According to The American Lung Association, L.A. takes the top spot of America's most polluted cities. It reportedly violates federal health standards for ozone for a third of the year.

The report suggests nearly 150 million Americans live in areas with unhealthy air -- that's almost half of the country.

And despite California making progress in improving the environment, it still takes the top five spots in the nation's dirtiest cities.

But the odds might be against the state -- climate change potentially makes progress on air quality more difficult and the state has seen an increased number of hot, sunny days ... which causes ozone levels to increase to dangerous levels.

Ozone irritates respiratory illnesses, cancer, heart and lung disease and other health problems.

The report comes on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that the federal government can police particle pollution that floats across state lines to protect public health.

Visalia, Porterville and Hanford, California all took the #2 spot for America's most polluted cities, followed by Bakersfield.

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nfirebird67 May 04 2014 at 5:41 PM

California is a foreign country, over run with Mexican illegals.

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friedsqrlbrains May 04 2014 at 7:15 PM

Damn those Republicans who run CA!

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rjen164497 May 04 2014 at 7:16 PM

buddhaaaaa posted then ran away. The post was right from the Democratic handbook of propaganda. Liberals believe that if they repeat a lie enough times people will believe it true. You know 'If you like your doctor you can keep him", ' Bengahzi was an uprising because of a video" " The war against terriorist is over". "Republicans are against women". Republicans are against minorities". All lies.

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remadden May 04 2014 at 7:17 PM

In Los Angeles, it is not only the air that's poluted.

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thefacts22 remadden May 04 2014 at 7:25 PM

Sorry to say,but LA is a dump

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rolando4rocks May 04 2014 at 7:17 PM

Its NOT the air that is the main prob w/ LA,its the TRAFFIC,CRIME,FILTH,ILLEGAL
IMMIGRATION,HIGH COST of living,DROUGHT,ect,ect,ect...and there's STILL a bunch of IDIOTS that claim it's the "CLIMATE" that draws them here to stay.I'll take some snow
and being as FAR AWAY from LA as possible....DUMP

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marion93612 May 04 2014 at 7:19 PM

Central California is very polluted due to many factors. Here are a few: I-5 and Hwy 99 run N-S through the Valley Farmers disk fields when the wind is blowing, stirring up whatever has landed on the ground. Too many people burn anything available in fireplaces. Cattle produce methane. Wind from the west blows pollution into the Valley, then it is stopped at the Sierras. The hot sun helps brew an ugly mix in the Valley bowl.

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run4est79fxe May 04 2014 at 7:24 PM


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Viper1ex19 run4est79fxe May 04 2014 at 7:37 PM

Even Mexico is cleaner than Cali,,, FACT!!

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merstockgto Viper1ex19 May 04 2014 at 8:08 PM


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allnightradioman May 04 2014 at 7:26 PM

I lived in California awhile and couldn't wait to get out. I had job back east and this girl at work was moving to California. She was excited about it. I tried to tell her the cold hard truth about California but she wouldn't listen. Less then two years after moving out there, she lost everything she owned and came back dumbfounded. She really wouldn't speak to me then. Acted like it was all my fault. I got a better job awhile later and live part time WV and part time in Florida. WV is better - trust me!

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mweiss72247 May 04 2014 at 7:27 PM

This must be the liberals idea of population control with a "green" twist - using decaying humans dead from putrid LA air for fertilizer perhaps. Isn't it ironic that the leftist morons have the least sustainable environment???

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garyscheuer mweiss72247 May 04 2014 at 7:47 PM

"This must be the liberals idea of population control with a "green" twist - using decaying humans dead from putrid LA air for fertilizer perhaps."

Excellent logic. Because EVERYBODY in LA is a liberal. And of course, it's common knowledge that the Liberals spend all their time worrying about Climate change instead of taking money from the oil lobbyists to help promote the use of good American gas.

You should join Paul Broun( R) on the House Committee of Space, Science and Technology. He could talk about the evils of evolution and the Big Bang Theory and you could explain how it's the Liberals using dead humans for fertilizer is what's causing Climate Change and pollution. Then you could both put on your tin-foil helmets and fly back to the mother ship to hang around with Jesus.

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buddhaaaaa garyscheuer May 04 2014 at 7:51 PM

Love it !!!
Too bad Republicans are too stupid to understand the error of their ways.
Can't wait for them to all join together on that Mother Ship.

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wizardsking May 04 2014 at 7:14 PM

99 percent of the pollution in California is caused by the Democrats. The other 1 percent is from Pelosi

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