Akron, Cleveland, Youngstown Air Pollution Still Among Ohio's Worst

"CLEVELAND, Ohio — Three metropolitan areas in Northeast Ohio were among 72 areas in the U.S. that suffered through more than 100 days of unhealthy air pollution in 2015, according to a report released today by the Environment America Research & Policy Center.

The Akron area paced Northeast Ohio with 188 days of moderate to unhealthy levels of soot particles in the air, followed by Cleveland-Elyria with 175, and Youngstown-Warren-Boardman with 142.

Although the Cleveland area ranks among the worst particulate-polluted cities in the U.S., a different report released last year had a silver lining as Cleveland marked its lowest particulate pollution data in history."

James F. McCarty reports for the Cleveland Plain Dealer April 13, 2017.

Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer, 04/14/2017