Everyone knows the Valley’s air is worst in the nation. But what we don’t know is how the air district plans to solve this health threatening problem for years to come.
There are many health-based air quality standards the Valley has yet to meet. Today, the air district will reveal the plan to meet one of those standards, the 1997 PM 2.5 (particulate matter) standard. Each winter, we breathe in dangerous levels of PM 2.5 that bypass our defenses and enter our bloodstream, permanently impacting our organs and nervous system.
As people are thinking about making healthier choices for our families in 2015, getting more exercise, eating organic foods or avoiding toxic chemicals in our products, we should also be concerned with what we’re breathing.
To learn more about the air district’s plan for cleaning our air, attend the workshop on Mar. 4 at 3 p.m. at 1990 E. Gettysburg Ave. in Fresno. More information at www.valleyair.org.