June 6, 2018 by Emily Jackson
(Source: My News LA) A new study using satellite technology provides evidence that the Southland’s tough clean air programs are helping reduce air pollution throughout the state, the California Air Resources Board announced Tuesday.
The study determined that concentrations of nitrates in the Los Angeles area decreased significantly, most prominently near transportation corridors. It also found that concentrations of organic carbon and elemental carbon decreased significantly in both the urban and suburban areas of Southern California, according to CARB.
The news is a result of CARB’s programs targeting pollution from cars and trucks, along with other programs including wood burning rules implemented by air districts, the agency said. Read full article