Breathing Easier in the North Bay
6:44 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Air Quality and Asthma

Sonoma and Marin Counties are a clean air oasis in the Bay Area, but statewide, asthma and related health impacts associated with air pollutants remain a huge concern.

  One reason the air is so clear in the coastal North Bay Counties, explains the American Lung Association’s Jenny Bard, is because the prevailing winds carry our locally-generated pollution to other areas.

 

While the incidence of asthma in California remains high, the numbers are actually getting a little better, reports Joel Ervice, Associate Director of RAMP, the Regional Asthma Management and Prevention project.

 

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