Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OKC Air Quality Improves

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OKC Air Quality Improves

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City ranked as the 24th-most polluted city in the nation for ozone in the American Lung Association's 2016 State of the Air report.

Oklahoma City has cut ozone significantly, according to the report.

"The 2016 State of the Air report finds unhealthful levels of ozone in Oklahoma City, putting our local citizens at risk for premature death and other serious health effects such as asthma attacks and cardiovascular harm," said Jeremy Hughey, executive director of the American Lung Association in Oklahoma. "Across the nation, the report found continued improvement in air quality, but more than half of the people in the United States live in counties that have unhealthful levels of either ozone or particle pollution."

The 2016 report was compiled from data collected from 2012-2014. …

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