LA air quality is usually pretty gross
Hundreds of "at home" fireworks shows didn't help on Saturday night
(though they were fun to watch)
It’s the day after the 4th of July and the air quality in Los Angeles is bad. How bad? Well, according to one air quality database, L.A. had the worst air quality of any major global city, at least when measured in real-time on Sunday morning.
According to rankings on IQAir (as of 10 a.m. PST on Sunday, July 5), Los Angeles posted an average Air Quality Index (or AQI) of 200, giving it the dubious distinction of worst air in the world among ranked cities at that time. Kuwait City, Kuwait and Jarkarta, Indonesia tied for second place at the time of the snapshot with an AQI of 159.