Ozone Pollution Air Pollution May Be As Harmful To Your Lungs As Smoking Cigarettes, Study Finds By Allison Aubrey • Aug 13, 2019 Emphysema is considered a smoker's disease. But it turns out, exposure to air pollution may lead to the same changes in the lung that give rise to emphysema. ALA Again Gives Franklin County Failing Grade For Air Quality By Jim Letizia • Apr 25, 2019 A new report by the American Lung Association gives Franklin County's air quality a failing grade due to the high number of air quality alerts last year. State To Seek New Air Quality Designation For The Region By Jim Letizia • Dec 27, 2018 The Ohio EPA is seeking from the federal government a new air quality designation for central Ohio that the American Lung Association has consistently rated as poor. Regional Air Quality Alert Extended Through Monday By Jim Letizia • Jun 18, 2018 The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has extended the weekend Air Quality Alert through Monday. Air Quality Alert Extended Through Sunday By Jim Letizia • Jun 17, 2018 The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has extended Saturday's Air Quality Alert into Sunday. Lung Association Gives State's Air Quality Mixed Marks By Mike Foley • Apr 18, 2018 The American Lung Association's latest air quality report released today shows mixed results for Ohio. Top EPA Science Adviser Has History Of Questioning Pollution Research By Rebecca Hersher • Feb 14, 2018 In 2015, the top toxicologist for the state of Texas, Michael Honeycutt, was interviewed on Houston Public Radio. At the time, the Environmental Protection Agency was pushing for tighter limits on ozone, a type of air pollution that is hazardous for people with asthma and other respiratory diseases. Air Quality Alert Issued For Much Of Central Ohio Today By Jim Letizia • Jul 19, 2017 Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission has issued an air quality alert for Franklin, Delaware, Fairfield, Knox, Madison and Licking Counties today. NRDC Gives Ohio Poor Marks For Air Quality By Jim Letizia • Jul 13, 2017 A new report ranks Ohio's air quality among the worst in the nation. Air Quality Alert Extended Through Sunday By Jim Letizia • Jun 11, 2017 airnow.gov For the second straight weekend, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has issued an Air Quality Alert for Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Knox, Madison and Licking counties. MOPRC Issues Air Quality Alert For Saturday By Mike Foley • Jun 2, 2017 The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has issued an Air Quality Alert for tomorrow. Group Of States Want Ohio And Others To Reduce Emissions By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Dec 10, 2013 Eight Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require Ohio and eight other upwind states to cut emissions of harmful pollutants.