2010 April 30: OR Jackson & Klamath counties: Counties get F in air quality report

2010 April 30: OR Jackson & Klamath counties: Counties get F in air quality report

environmental articles April 30th, 2010

Published: April 30. 2010 4:00AM PST

MEDFORD — An American Lung Association report on U.S. air quality gives Jackson and Klamath counties a failing grade.
The association’s State of the Air report hands the southern Oregon counties an “F” for short-term particulate pollution. Fine particulate matter is made up of tiny particles that can lodge deep in the lungs and exacerbate health problems such as asthma and lung disease.
The report is based on statistics reported to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 2006 to 2008.
The counties got their bad grades by having 10 days in the three-year reporting period when particulate pollution reached a level considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.

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