In The News

The Guardian: July 30, 2020

Air pollution remains worst in US communities of color despite progress

Los Angeles Times: December 3, 2020

Fires bring smokeash and poor air quality back to parts of Southern California December 7, 2020

Los Angeles began 2020 with a clean-air streak but ended with its worst smog in decades

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: February 9, 2021

Fossil fuel air pollution responsible for 1 in 5 deaths worldwide 


The largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in California is the transportation sector.

Diesel-powered trucks and buses account for three percent of vehicles on the roads yet they produce 23 percent of the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Our children are growing up breathing dirty air that has the potential to create a lifetime of health problems.

That’s why we’re calling to END DIESEL NOW.


Breathe Southern California emphasizes our focus as an independent lung health organization to address Los Angeles County’s specific air quality and health needs.

Our mission is in promoting clean air and healthy lungs through research, education, advocacy, and technology.


BREATHE Southern California
5858 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA, 90036

PHONE: (323) 935-8050