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Garrett County Lauded for Clean Air

Last Updated on Apr 28, 2023 at 10:32am | Garrett County Economic Development

Blue background with green, red and purple designs; American Lung Association State of the Air 2023The 2023 State of the Air report released by the American Lung Association bills Garrett County as one of the nation’s cleanest when it comes to ozone pollution. Garrett County was the only county in the state with an “‘A” grade for its zero days high in ozone smog, continuing for its sixth consecutive year.
For 24 years, the American Lung Association has analyzed data from official air quality monitors to compile the State of the Air report. The more you learn about the air you breathe, the more you can protect your health and take steps to make the air cleaner and healthier.
The American Lung Association 2023 State of the Air report ranks cities and grades counties based on ozone and particle pollution during 2019, 2020, and 2021. For particle pollution, areas with high year-round (annual average) levels and high short-term levels (24-hour) found in monitoring sites across the United States are ranked separately. Official data is derived from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to compile the results. For more information about how cities and counties are ranked and graded, go to Methodology.