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Afton J. Slade; Leader in Fight Against Smog

Afton J. Slade, 73, a co-founder of Stamp Out Smog, a Southland organization whose innovative demonstrations (children wearing gas masks) attracted wide media coverage of the battle against air pollution in Los Angeles. She and Marge Levee formed what was one of the first organizations dedicated to air improvement in the 1960s. Her efforts were recognized nationally when she was invited to Washington in 1967 when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Air Quality Act. In La Jolla on Sunday of the complications of cancer.


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