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Philly gets a poor grade on air quality in new report - Whyy

By Tom MacDonald

Cars on the road.

The American Lung Association’s findings for the 16-county Philadelphia area give the region a failing grade for a high number of ozone days.

The 24th annual State of the Air report did find “the new best-ever marks for ozone and long-term measures of fine particle pollution,” said ALA’s chief mission officer Deborah Brown.

But on the whole, the results were not so good.

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