Ana Ibarra Health

July 8, 2014 12:40 PM

Heat and pollution: not a good combination for your health

When I moved to Merced four months ago, there were a lot of things I didn’t know about the Central Valley. I sure didn’t know how hot it can get here, and I wasn’t aware of the pollution problems present in this area. As the health reporter, I soon learned that these two go hand in hand. The heat combined with pollution in the air can create toxic compounds, such as ozone smog and particulate matter.

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