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Bakersfield is ranked as the city with the worst short-term particle pollution

Bakersfield is ranked as the city with the worst short-term particle pollution and ranks number two in year-round particle pollution.
Posted at 7:17 PM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-14 11:59:45-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Bakersfield is ranked as the city with the worst short-term particle pollution and ranks number two in year-round particle pollution.

According to the American Lung Association, "Each is dangerous to public health and each can be lethal.”

California is continuously being challenged by climate change and fighting wildfires, leaving an uphill battle in the fight to cleaner air.

The American Lung Association suggests driving less, using less electricity and not burning wood or trash can help stop pollution.

For the full "State of the Air" report, click here.

The Kern County Asthma Summit has also an event for Thursday, November 14, 2019. It will feature information and guest speakers on asthma education and ways to improve air quality.

Event: Kern County Asthma Summit
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Time: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, Founder’s Hall, 420 34th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301