Friday, May 27, 2011

Laredo listed among cities with cleanest air

Ahhhhhh  Fresh Air !

The Laredo Sun is reporting that  "A study by the American Lung Association found that Laredo is one of the cities with the cleanest air in the nation, compared to other metropolitan areas".  Actually the Gateway City is rated 7th among the "cleanest US cities for ozone pollution".

 This is one of the three categories listed in the report by the American Lung Association. In the other two rankings: cleanest US cities for year-round particle pollution and cleanest US cities for short-term particle solution, Laredo is not ranked in the top 25. On the first of these two, only Amarillo is listed as far as Texas cities goes. It is ranked 7th. In the short-term particle pollution list, Laredo is again absent. The Valley has the Harlingen-Raymondville-Brownsville area ranked 11th and the McAllen area ranked 15th.

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