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New Air Quality Rankings for Pittsburgh Region: We’re Getting Better Oh-So-Slowly, Still Get &

The American Lung Association’s “State of the Air 2013” report came out today, and the raw data shows our region’s air quality as getting slowly better.

However, many Pennsylvania counties (including Allegheny) still have air quality that is dangerous to breathe for millions of residents. When it comes to air pollution, the Pittsburgh region ranks in the top 10 worst cities for particle pollution, and top 25 for ground-level ozone.

Environmental groups here have a unified message: the air quality is improving, but there are many miles to travel before we can rest. Read the groups’ press release here.

For the full report about our local air quality, please visit the ALA’s web site here.

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