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Air Pollution and Public Health

Posted Thursday, May 1, 2014

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Air Pollution and Public Health The American Lung Association's annual "State of the Air" report doesn't necessarily make Northeast Ohioans breathe easy. The Cleveland-Akron-Canton region ranked among the worst 25 areas in the nation for smog and particle pollution. Even after decades of improvement in air quality due to regulation, some say stricter standards are needed to protect health.


Community/Human Interest, Environment, Health


Representative Kathleen Clyde, Ohio House District 75
Grace Gallucci, Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency
Sumita Khatri, M.D., Co-director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Asthma Center
Janice Nolen, Assistant Vice-President, National Policy, at the American Lung Association

Additional Information

American Lung Association’s 2014 “State of the Air” report
Study links smog exposure to premature death
CLIP:  U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on The Daily Show
Cleveland HazeCam

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