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How is the air quality in Los Angeles?

With the smoke from the wildfires impacting NYC, many wonder how air quality compares to other major cities like Los Angeles.

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¿Cuál es el nivel de contaminación en Los Angeles? Así es la calidad del aire

In recent days, several states in the US have issued alerts about air quality due to the dense smoke arriving from the massive forest fires in Canada. You can track the smoke from the wildfires in real time.

Since late May, smoke from the Canadian fires has been moving toward the United States. Currently, the northeast of the country is the most affected area, including the states of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Washington D.C., which is where the densest smoke can be seen.

Yesterday, New York City’s Air Quality Index (AQI) exceeded 300 units, positioning the Big Apple as the city with the most polluted air in the world, according to the IQ Air ranking. But what about Los Angeles?

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Pollution level in Los Angeles

According to the IQ Air index, at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, the air quality in Los Angeles, California, is “moderate,” with an index of 55 units. This is a fraction of the 160 Air Quality Index (AQI) that was recorded on Thursday morning in New York City.

¿Cuál es el nivel de contaminación en Los Angeles? Así es la calidad del aire
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Con el humo derivado de los incendios forestales, muchos se preguntan cuál es el nivel de contaminación en Los Angeles. Así está la calidad del aire.IQ Air

Despite the fact that the air quality is “moderate,” the truth is that the PM2.5 concentration in Los Angeles (14.9) is currently three times higher than the WHO annual air quality guideline value.