Westchester Gets An ‘F’ on Air Quality Report Card

The report finds that we are being exposed not only to unhealthy levels of ozone, earning a grade of “F,” but that data on particle pollution isn’t even collected in our area.

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New Report: What’s in our Air?

Spring is definitely in the air, but what else? A new report just out from the American Lung Association says that the air in Westchester contains a lot of undesirable things as well. The 12th annual report, State of the Air 2011, notes that air quality in the state overall is somewhat better than in previous years. But the study also finds that Westchester County was the dirtiest county in the Hudson Valley and scored an “F”  for ozone (smog) pollution. When inhaled, ozone irritates the lungs, resulting in something like a bad sunburn within the lungs.

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