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Hold Your Breath California, New Cal EPA Map Tracks Pollution

Michelle Bergmann |
April 23, 2014 | 11:51 a.m. PDT

Executive Producer

(via Cal/EPA)
(via Cal/EPA)
The worst air quality in California is in the San Joaquin Valley, Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire according to a new interactive map created by the California Environmental Protection Agency.

The innovative map can give small communities, as little as a few thousand residents, an accurate account of current air conditions around their homes. The worst pollution pockets are identified as low income Latino communities with little power to enforce change.

The CalEnviroScreen - the screening tool - has vast capabilities including pin pointing the highest exposure to various environmental hazards including polluted, air, water, waste facilities and contaminated soil.

The map's objective is to urge regulators to take action and reduce pollution in certain pockets of California.

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