"Good morning. This is Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Safeguarding your health and safety: That's the first responsibility that your City government has. And last week, I was proud to announce major progress in protecting New Yorkers - progress that's saving nearly 800 lives every year.
It has to do with the air New Yorkers breathe. It's cleaner today than it's been in at least 50 years. Since 2008, we've cut the amount of sulphur dioxide - a pollutant that's linked to asthma and other serious respiratory diseases - by 69 percent. There's also 23 percent less 'particulate matter' in our air - that's this toxic soot that's also so harmful and even deadly - than there was five years ago. And we're contributing to outpace many other major cities in ridding our air of such pollutants."
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