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Ozone Pollution

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.

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.  

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.  

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has extended the weekend Air Quality Alert through Monday. 

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has extended Saturday's Air Quality Alert into Sunday. 

The American Lung Association's latest air quality report released today shows mixed results for Ohio. 

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.

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.

A new report ranks Ohio's air quality among the worst in the nation. 

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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

Jun 2, 2017

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has issued an Air Quality Alert for tomorrow.

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.