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State of the Air

Photo of bad air over valley.
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The American Lung Association gives nine Utah counties failing grades for pollution in its 2019 “State of the Air” even though air quality is improving over time, according to its 20th annual report released Wednesday.

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The American Lung Association’s “State of the Air” report ranks Salt Lake City’s air 7th worst in the nation. On a report card, that’s an “F” in ozone and single-day particle pollution.

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The American Lung Association released its annual report this week on the State of the Air across the country. The results for Utah are mixed.