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The 11 counties with the worst air pollution in N.J.

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Bergen County received a grade of F, with 22 “orange alert” days because of bad air quality.

Updated April 20, 2017
Posted April 20, 2017

By Len Melisurgo | NJ Advance Media for

The air quality in New Jersey has gotten better during the past year, but it still ranks among the worst in the nation because of high concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution, according to a new report issued by the American Lung Association.

The New York-Newark metro area was listed among the “25 Most Polluted Cities” for both ozone smog and fine-particle pollution. The Philadelphia metro region, which includes Camden County and other parts of western New Jersey, was ranked the 22nd worst for ozone, even though it met the national standard for year-round particle pollution, the report says.

In terms of ozone pollution, 11 New Jersey counties received an F grade, one received a D and three received a C.