Air Quality and Asthma

May 21, 2013

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.