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2006 State of the Air Report Released

The American Lung Association has just released their 2006 State of the Air report. It gives air pollution grades for counties, cities, and towns across America.

Visit the American Lung Association’s website and click on your state, to find out the grades for your area. Some highlights from our region:

– In North Carolina, counties that received an “F” for high ozone days (which are dangerous for children, the elderly, and people with lung diseases) included Wake, Forsyth, Mecklenburg, and Guilford.

– Several east Tennessee counties received an “F” for days with high ozone levels, including Knox, Sevier, Jefferson, Anderson, and Blount.

– In Virginia, Wythe County recevied a “D” for high ozone days, while the city of Roanoke did slighty better with a “C.”





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