‘State of Air’ report: New Jersey ranked among worst in U.S.

New Jersey still ranks as one of the

New Jersey still ranks as one of the worst in the nation, according to the American Lung Association's 2017 "State of the Air" report.

EDISON - The air quality in New Jersey may have gotten better over the past year, but the state still ranks as one of the worst in the nation, according to the American Lung Association’s 2017 “State of the Air” report.

Eleven counties in New Jersey got an “F” rating when it comes to ground level ozone pollution, including Bergen, Monmouth, Essex and Morris counties.

The New York-Newark area and the Philadelphia area were also listed among the 25 most polluted cities.

To compile the "State of the Air" report each year, the American Lung Association relies on publicly available, quality-assured data from monitors operated by the states, counties, federal agencies and tribes across the nation. This year's report examined monitoring data collected during 2013, 2014 and 2015.

CLICK HERE to view the full report.

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