American Lung Association: R.I. air quality improves, Washington County worst in region

THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION'S 2018 State of the Air report notes improved air quality in Rhode Island, with Washington County the worst in the region. / COURTESY ALA
THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION'S 2018 State of the Air report notes improved air quality in Rhode Island, with Washington County the worst in the region. / COURTESY ALA
PROVIDENCE — Year-round smog (ozone) and soot (particle) air pollution levels have improved state-wide since the last American Lung Association’s Annual Air Quality Report, but Washington County ranks among the most polluted in the Boston-Worcester-Providence Census Statistical Area, according to the organization's most recent report. The region as a whole also improved, making the region’s…

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