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Old 03-20-2016, 02:24 PM
 
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Unfortunately I think if you have asthma/allergies...that's your personal health condition. I've never had a problem jogging outside here. I'm sure the air isn't the best, but I've certainly experienced much worse.

Having said that, the most logical thing to do (and it's baffling how many people choose to ignore this) is to not live too close to the freeway if you can help it.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/20...qmO/story.html
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Old 03-20-2016, 02:34 PM
 
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I don't think the OP is exaggerating:

When the AQI reaches unhealthy it says: "Unhealthy 151 to 200 Everyone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects"
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Old 03-20-2016, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I tried to ignore it but the air quality out here is definitely getting to me. I've been living here for a few years now and I still can't go for a jog around the neighborhood without having what seems like a asthma attack when I get inside my apt. How do you guys continue to live here knowing that your health is deteriorating?
Hey OP: Sorry about my prior post. Did not mean to sound insensitive to your health issues. The air is definitely cleaner now than in the past but it is still bad. Good luck with your issues.
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Old 03-20-2016, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I have asthma and I am just fine. No inhalers anymore. I hike more here than I did in DC and Seattle combined. I remember coming out here in the early 80's and it was awful. Now it's pretty nice compared to back then.
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Old 03-20-2016, 07:10 PM
 
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It may be "nice" but today was not one of those days. Not by a long shot.
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Old 03-20-2016, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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OP: As evidenced by this thread, I believe "self-selection" is the answer to your question: by and large, people who are concerned about the health effects of air pollution don't live here, and the people who do live here do not consider pollution to be a primary concern.

Whether or not the smog is better than it used to be, present-day LA/Long Beach consistently ranks among the worst air quality in the country. You may be more sensitive than some, OP, but the human body is really not cut out for air pollution on this level, and I find it fairly incredible that some are implying the air is okay and there must be something uniquely wrong with YOU! Of course, see a doctor. Best wishes to you.
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Old 03-21-2016, 02:09 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Is the air quality really that bad in Los Angeles? I found several articles showing the air quality of various cities around the world. Here is one of them:

Where is the world's most polluted city? | Cities | The Guardian

Delhi has the worst pollution according to this article with a rating of 153 and people are still alive there. Los Angeles has a rating of 20 and New York City has a rating of 14. There are even some articles that claim that Iran has even far worse air pollution than Delhi and still many people are living there. I'm surprised New Jersey isn't listed on there with the worst pollution of all time.
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Old 03-21-2016, 08:56 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA
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looks like we all need to get on that Tesla time.
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:47 PM
 
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wear one of those surgical masks... they are getting popular like in asia. otherwise, pray for rain
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Old 03-25-2016, 05:24 PM
 
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I couldn't hack it. I tried but I only lasted 8 months. The air in LA at times reminds me of Shanghai.
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