Report: 3 R.I. counties fail on ozone report card

THREE RHODE ISLAND counties earned failing grades for ozone pollution in the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 in the American Lung Association's 2019 State of the Air report. / COURTESY AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION
THREE RHODE ISLAND counties earned failing grades for ozone pollution in the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 in the American Lung Association's 2019 State of the Air report. / COURTESY AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION
PROVIDENCE – The American Lung Association has issued Providence, Kent and Washington counties failing grades for high ozone, or smog, pollution in its 2019 State of the Air report released Wednesday. Washington County had the most “orange days,” the lowest air-pollutant warning rating in the study, with 14 days in 2015-2017, the most recent data…

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