The air Lancaster County residents breathe continues to be among the worst in the nation, according to the American Lung Association.
In the ALA’s annual “State of the Air” report, which examined federal pollution records from 2010-2012, Lancaster County ranked as the 18th-worst metropolitan area out of 217 in the United States for average daily levels of particle pollution, which is composed of soot, dust particles and aerosols.
The Harrisburg-York-Lebanon metro area was tied with Lancaster.
Lancaster County had an average of 4.7 unhealthy days per year over the three-year period, compared to three unhealthy days in last year’s report.
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