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Valley study links ER visits with bad air days
Bakersfield Californian

Children’s asthma-related emergency room visits rise in the San Joaquin Valley at a similar rate as fine particulate levels do — even on days where air quality is considered in the moderate range.

That’s a key finding of a yearlong study by the Central Valley Health Policy Institute at Fresno State, which examined the short-term impacts of air quality changes in Bakersfield, Fresno and Modesto.

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