The Term “smog” simply means bad quality of air and is a combination of smoke and fog. Modern day smog is created by vehicular and industrial emissions. Smog is serious health hazard for everyone. Those more at risk include children, the elderly, and those with pulmonary and respiratory disorders. Smog may trigger asthma attacks, headaches, burning and itching eyes, cough, and can effect even the healthiest of lungs.
Smog in California
California became known as the nation’s capital for smog pollution due to the poor air quality in the Los Angeles area. California became the first state to institute emission controls on new vehicles sold in the state and has been leading the nation in concern for the environment and control of vehicle emissions.