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Counties with Dangerous Air Quality

Air pollution is causing asthma attacks and other serious health problems. If the Environmental Protection Agency creates stronger clean air protections, we could save over 7,000 lives per year nationwide. Tell President Obama to Clean Up Our Air!

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Red dots have the highest premature deaths attributable to coal (25 or more per year).

Purple dots have some premature deaths attributable to coal (up to 24).

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"At risk" according to the EPA.

Other counties with many unhealthy days per year.

Learn About Air Pollution

Smog is a type of air pollution that comes mostly from coal-fired power plants and from cars. Smog and other types of air pollution can cause health problems including chest pain, coughing, breathing difficulties, inflammation, throat irritation and congestion. And it can make conditions like bronchitis, emphysema and asthma worse or even fatal.

Learn more at www.sierraclub.org/asthma.

SOURCES: Data and information from the Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Air Task Force, and American Lung Association.

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Smog Parts Per Billion - NOTE: Over 75ppb is very dangerous, and between 65-75ppb could have improved air quality with stronger standards


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