The American Lung Association released its annual report on the State of the Air. No surprise, Denton County received a failing grade, putting all county residents among the 4 in 10 Americans who live in a region with unhealthy air.
The grade comes from Denton County’s ozone levels, which were among the worst in the state last year. No regulatory entity tracks pollution from particulate, an emerging concern among researchers — suspected to cause both asthma and heart attacks.
Among the key findings, the group noted that air quality has improved in many parts of the country. However, the Dallas-Fort Worth has not. Locally, clean air advocates have detailed the region’s “perfect storm” here.