Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:00 am | Updated: 5:05 pm, Thu Feb 11, 2016.
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF
When we think about living in rural areas, we think of clean, fresh air.
Here in the Imperial Valley, though, the air is tainted by dust, farm chemicals, auto emissions and other contaminants. Asthma rates in Imperial County are always among the highest in California, and people die here from asthma and other breathing issues way too often.