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Parts Of SoCal Have ‘Unhealthy’ Air Right Now

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Screenshot of the South Coast Air Quality Management District's hourly Air Quality Index, taken at 3:30 on April 29, 2020. Purple stands for "Very Unhealthy," red means "Unhealthy," orange means "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups," and yellow means "Moderate." (South Coast Air Quality Management District)
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It feels like yesterday that we were celebrating Southern California’s great air quality – with lots of caveats – thanks to reduced traffic due to the shutdown.

But look up at the sky and you’ll see it’s smoggy in some places. It’s not your imagination, the air quality is getting worse even though things are still shut down.

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