particle pollution http://kvpr.org en Valley Counties Rank Among Worst In Air Pollution Report http://kvpr.org/post/valley-counties-rank-among-worst-air-pollution-report <p></p><p>A new report on air quality shows that many neighboorhoods in Fresno County and Bakersfield rank among the worst in the nation when it comes to pollution.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The American Lung Association released the findings of its annual “State of the Air” report today ranking the Fresno- Madera area as the nation’s worst based on exposure to chemicals and particulate matter.</span></p><p></p><p>Jaime Holt is the chief communications officer with the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 01:03:06 +0000 Diana Aguilera 32020 at http://kvpr.org Valley Counties Rank Among Worst In Air Pollution Report Valley Residents, Health Advocates Call For Better Protection From Particle Pollution http://kvpr.org/post/valley-residents-health-advocates-call-better-protection-particle-pollution <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The San Joaquin Valley’s polluted air is a daily concern for Mario </span>Talavera<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>“When I go to the pharmacy, they ask why I need medicine," said Talavera, of Fresno. "For Mario, Angelica, Tomas, Jose. And for me too, Mario. I have asthma. The only person who doesn’t have asthma is my wife.”</p><p>It’s a constant stress for Fresno resident Teresa Vidales, too. Her husband, a construction worker and the family breadwinner, has asthma. One of her four kids does, too.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:05:39 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 10013 at http://kvpr.org Valley Residents, Health Advocates Call For Better Protection From Particle Pollution