The American Lung Association released it’s 2010 “State of the Air” report and SLO County was listed as one of the worst in the country for Ozone. According to a news site the data was thrown off by a sampling station in the Eastern most part of the County plus other samples being taken when the wildfires were happening in Santa Barbara County.
What I thought was interesting are the details the report contained about how much of the County’s population has respiratory problems.
Total Population (SLO County): 265,297
Under 18: 49,431
Over 65: 38,323
Pediatric Asthma: 4,653
Adult Asthma: 18,160
Chronic Bronchitis: 9,359
Cardiovascular Disease: 78,385