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Report: Ozone pollution still a problem in MA


More than a third of Massachusetts residents live in a county with failing air quality, according to a new study. WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill has more…

A report by the American Lung Association found that of the 12 Massachusetts' counties with air quality monitors, five have improved their grades for ozone pollution while six received an F.

Those counties that improved the ozone grade include Berkshire, Barnstable, Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk,

Those counties receiving an "F'' for ozone pollution include Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester, Essex, Dukes and Bristol.

Plymouth doesn't have an ozone pollution monitor but the report says it earned an "A'' for short-term particle pollution.

The president of the American Lung Association in the Northeast, Jeff Seyler, says Massachusetts shouldn't be lulled into a false sense of security.

Tristan O’Neill, WAMC News. 

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