Air pollution poses a significant risk to public health. Exposure to polluted air is linked to a number of health effects. Some of these are: worsened asthma, hospitalizations, and even premature death related to heart and lung disease. Toxic air pollutants emitted from cars, trucks and industry can also cause cancer.
Air pollution health effects
More than 90% of Californians breathe unhealthful air during some part of the year, harming people’s health and the economy.