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Roseville Region Air Quality Among Worst in Nation




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Roseville, CA- As we've reported over the years, the Roseville region offers many reasons as an attractive place to live and do business.  Sadly, air quality is not one of those reasons according to the American Lung Association.

The American Lung Association released their Annual State of the Air report and once again, Roseville- Sacramento region residents are breathing some of the worst air in the United States.

Ranking 5th worst in the country, just ahead of Fresno-Madera region and behind Houston, Texas, Roseville-Sacramento region joins other California locations for a spot on the unflattering Top 10 List.

With another building boom underway and roadways becoming more clogged by the minute, we can probably expect to see the region maintain its poor ranking for the foreseeable future.

High risk groups most affected often include those with pediatric asthma, cardiovascualar issues, diabetes, as well as young children and those over 65.

According to the American Lung Association, Placer County receives an "F" for  Ozone and 24-Hour Particle Pollution.

By Ozone 

#1: Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA
#2: Visalia-Porterville-Hanford, CA
#3: Bakersfield, CA
#4: Fresno-Madera, CA
#5: Sacramento-Roseville, CA
#6: Houston-The Woodlands, TX
#7: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX-OK
#8: Modesto-Merced, CA
#9: Las Vegas-Henderson, NV-AZ
#10: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

By Year Round Particle Pollution  

#1: Fresno-Madera, CA
#2: Bakersfield, CA
#3: Visalia-Porterville-Hanford, CA
#4: Modesto-Merced, CA
#5: Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA
#6: El Centro, CA
#7: San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA
#8: Cincinnati-Wilmington-Maysville, OH-KY-IN
#9: Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA-OH-WV
#10: Cleveland-Akron-Canton, OH

By Short-Term Particle Pollution

#1: Fresno-Madera, CA
#2: Bakersfield, CA
#3: Visalia-Porterville-Hanford, CA
#4: Modesto-Merced, CA
#5: Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA
#6: San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA
#7: Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem, UT
#8: Logan, UT-ID
#9: Fairbanks, AK
#10: Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA-OH-WV
#11: Missoula, MT
#12: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
#13: Yakima, WA
#14: Sacramento-Roseville, CA

For the full report visit http://www.lung.org/our-initiatives/healthy-air/sota/





Placer County News Headlines

Chicago the TRIBUTE to play Opera House Saloon in Roseville(ROSEVILLE, CA) - Chicago the TRIBUTE, a 9-piece tribute to the band with the horns and hits will be playing the Opera House Saloon Roseville on Thursday, March 30

Roseville Criminal Activity Heats UpRoseville, CA- As the weather heats up, so does Roseville criminal activity. The Roseville police log digest update for the ten-day period covering March 10-20, 2017.

Free STD and STI Testing and Treatment in Roseville(Roseville, CA) - Sierra Pregnancy & Health (SPH) announced they have begun offering free testing and treatment for STD/STIs, including gonorrhea and chlamydia

Placer County Government Center ProposalAUBURN, Calif. -- After considerable analysis, stakeholder engagement, design and planning, the Placer County Board of Supervisors were presented a plan for a re-envisioned Placer County Government

Ghost in the Shell coming to IMAXGhost in the Shell: An IMAX 3D Experience opens at the Esquire IMAX Theatre on March 30 at 7:00 p.m

Auburn Art Walk begins April 7The Auburn Art Walk will take place on the first Friday of April, June, August and October 2017, from 6 pm to 9 pm

Achieve Tahoe to Host Ability Challenge Fundraiser at Squaw ValleyAlpine Meadows, CA - Achieve Tahoe, a leading provider of winter and summer adaptive sports instruction at all ability levels for adults and children with disabilities

Guys and Dolls at William Jessup University in AprilROCKLIN, CA. - William Jessup University's Creative Arts department presents Guys and Dolls for six weekend performances, starting April 7-8-9.

Prenatal Health Services to begin at Auburn Health CenterAUBURN, CA - Chapa-De Indian Health is proud to announce that its Auburn Health Center will begin providing prenatal health services to patients starting this week.

Roseville Skatetown to Host Curling BonspielRoseville, CA -Brand New Barrel Bonspiel Brings 16 California Curling Teams to Roseville on March 24-26.

Placer Valley Tourism to operate Placer County FairgroundsAUBURN, Calif. -- The Placer County Board of Supervisors today approved Placer Valley Tourism, a private nonprofit organization, as the new operator of the Placer County Fairgrounds

Roseville Gas Price Competition StiffensRoseville, CA - Competition has stiffened as Roseville gas prices were mostly flat during this past week.


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