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Report: Medford, Grants Pass rank among worst air quality in US

Report: Medford, Grants Pass rank among worst air quality in US

Posted: Apr. 24, 2019 6:38 PM
Updated: Apr. 24, 2019 6:38 PM

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has looked through this survey today. she joins us live with a break down of southern oregon's ranking. the medford, grants pass area is the 10th most polluted in the us for annual particle pollution. the second part of this report says the medford grants pass area falls in 17th place for most polluted for short term particle pollution. jackson county received an f grade overall for high particle pollution days. so when we talk about grants pass/medford area what areas are we exactly talking about. now if we zoom away from medford we are including phoenix, talent, ashland, gold hill, rogue river and grants pass. other oregon cities also made the list including the bend and portland area for short term particle pollution. at the top of this report it says that wildfires are worsening the people living in the area should know that we're breathing unhealthy air driven by wildfires." this report by the american lung association is released every year. coming up tonight on newswatch 12 at 6 i showed this report to some people that live in the rogue valley. hear what they think about these results. live in medford leah thompson newswatch 12. across the
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