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During 2014, there were 150 days in the San Joaquin Valley when monitors recorded air pollution levels that were either “unhealthy for sensitive groups” or worse. These are the Orange days on the air quality chart. The public should understand the extent of these sensitive groups in order to protect themselves or family members from the health effects of the Valley’s worst-in- the-nation air pollution. Some may think these sensitive groups are just a small fraction of the population and that it does not harm too many people unless pollution levels are in the Red zone. The facts show a more serious problem.

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Dolores Barajas-Weller, Director
Central Valley Air Quality Coalition

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Founded in 2003, the Fresno-based Central Valley Air Quality Coalition (CVAQ) is a partnership of more than 70 community, medical, public health, environmental and environmental justice organizations representing thousands of residents in the San Joaquin Valley unified in their commitment to improve the health of all Californians.

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