Respiratory illnesses are up in Inland Empire as more Amazon delivery trucks hit the road

The Inland Empire currently has the worst air in the country, according to the American Lung Association. Photo by Shutterstock.

Riverside and San Bernardino Counties rank number one and two on the list of most polluted air in the nation, according to the American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air” report. Amazon and other retailers have built massive warehouses there, meaning lots of diesel trucks traveling in and out, which has led to a rise in respiratory diseases, particularly in children.

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