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O.C. Ranks Low in Annual Report on State of the Air

May 20, 2014

The American Lung Association recently released their annual, national State of the Air report, which gave Orange County a failing grade in air quality.

The study “is useful, but it isn’t very well represented,” said Jane V. Hall, a Cal State Fullerton professor of economics who studies how air pollution affects the California economy.

“It is a broad average. People in the county don’t breathe air on the average –they breathe air where they are. The monitor might be in Anaheim but people are breathing in Mission Viejo.”

“Looking at Southern California, the air has gotten to be fundamentally cleaner,” Hall said. Read the full article online.

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