NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The American Lung Association is out with its “State of the Air” survey, which grades every county in the nation on its air quality and ozone levels.
The survey found that grades have improved in Bergen, Morris and Passaic Counties in North Jersey, each with fewer high soot level days.
But the state remains among the nation’s worst for pollution. Every New Jersey county in the survey got a grade of D or F for high ozone levels.
Across the Hudson, Queens and Staten Island got failing grades for ozone, or smog, as well. The Bronx received a D for soot.
“But on the good side it’s been improving. There was a time that we were getting F’s every single year in the Bronx,” Michael Seilback with the American Lung Association New York Region told WCBS 880’s Levon Putney. “Queens was the only county in New York which got a worse grade this year than it did last year when it comes to ozone pollution.”