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LA Reduces Auto Pollution by 98% Since 1960


Three cheers for LA! California’s biggest city, and the second-largest in the US, has slashed vehicle pollution by a whopping 98 percent since 1960. Hip hip hooray!

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are the noxious pollutants responsible for smog and lung problems, were reported to have decreased greatly throughout this half-century or so. Let’s all breathe a collective sigh of relief.

Source: inhabitat
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