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Air quality improves for Northeast Wisconsin in 2017 State of the Air report

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Posted at 5:42 AM, Apr 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 06:56:10-04

The American Lung Association released the 2017 State of the Air report for Wisconsin. 

The good news is that Northeast Wisconsin is doing well when it comes to air quality. 

Brown, Kewaunee, Shawano, Oconto and Menominee counties received their best ever rankings for both ozone and particle pollution. 

The report shows Brown County received a grade "B" for particle pollution.  That improves on he county's worst level, a grade F in 2008-2010. 

Kewaunee County received a C for ozone, as compared to an F in the 2016 report. 

Brown County received a C for ozone, with only three days that violated the federal standard.

Green Bay received “Best Ever” status for ozone and particle pollution. 

In a statement, Linda Witucki, Executive Director for the American Lung Association in Wisconsin said, “We are thrilled to see the continued improvement in air quality throughout Wisconsin, but 40 percent of Americans still live with unhealthful levels of either ozone or particle pollution placing their health at risk. While we’re thankful that fewer and fewer of those people live in Wisconsin, everyone deserves to breathe clean air, regardless of where they live.”

You can find more information on the State of the Air report here