Over 95 Percent Of The World Is Breathing Unsafe Air

Indian commuters make their way through heavy smog in Amritsar in November 2017

With its rebirth as an industrial center from the growth of the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania, the city of Pittsburgh ranked in the top 25 most polluted cities from year-round particulate pollution.

Sonoma County earned a flawless score for the fifth straight year in the American Lung Association's latest air quality report card for the state covering the three years ending in 2016 and not including last year's wildfires that fouled the region's air and prompted public health warnings.

Currently, there are more than 8,000 traditional brick kilns active in Bangladesh which are considered as the major sources of air pollution in the country. Some dangers include premature death, reproductive and cardiovascular harm, Asthma attacks, and developmental harms.

"As the unsafe levels of ozone, making ozone an urgent health threat for millions of Americans", Lung Association president and CEO Harold P. Wimmer said. Environmental Protection Agency, air pollution can cause shortness of breath, coughing, inflamed and damaged airways and could aggravate lung disease, cause damage to the lungs and cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. "And climate change will continue to make both ozone pollution and particle pollution harder to clean up".

Experts estimate that exposure to air pollution contributed to more than 6m deaths worldwide a year ago, playing a role in increasing the risk of stroke, heart attack, lung cancer and chronic lung disease.

According to the report, Knoxville has seen a slight increase in some air pollutant compared to the last report that was conducted in 2014. The city has held this distinction for all but one of the 19 annual clean air reports issued by the American Lung Association.

"The current EPA has taken steps to remove independent science advisors from key advisory committees including the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee and replaced them with people paid by polluting industries", said Nolen.

California is also home to seven of the 10 US cities with the worst Short-Term Particle Pollution.

Ozone, according to county officials, is caused by emissions of certain chemicals called oxides of nitrogen and volatile organic material in the presence of sunlight.

The report showed ozone levels increased in most USA cities, due largely to warmer temperatures in 2016. In fact, Augusta tied for 122nd most ozone polluted city in the nation. "We are reducing pollution emissions, but the impacts of climate change are interfering with progress", said Bonnie Holmes-Gen, a senior director for the lung association in California.

Think you're breathing clean air? "Ozone can even shorten life itself". Warmer temperature is responsible for the ozone to form.

Charlotte is the 41st most polluted city in the nation for ozone.

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