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A view of the Los Angeles city skyline as heavy smog shrouds the city in California on May 31, 2015. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
A view of the Los Angeles city skyline as heavy smog shrouds the city in California on May 31, 2015. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Despite improvements, California cities still top the list of those with the country’s worst air pollution. The American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air” report lists eight California cities in the top 10 affected by year-round pollution, and six of the top 10 for short-term particle pollution.

Paul Billings (@billingspg), senior vice president of advocacy at the American Lung Association, joins Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti to talk about the report and its significance.

This segment aired on April 20, 2017.

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