Regional
11:11 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Report: Las Cruces Has Among The Worst Particulate Air Pollution

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new report shows Santa Fe has the cleanest air in the nation but Las Cruces has joined the 25 worst-polluted cities for particulate pollution.

Santa Fe came in with the cleanest air in all three categories of the yearly American Lung Association report released Wednesday. The categories include particle pollution, short-term particle pollution and ozone pollution.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that Albuquerque made the 25 cleanest cities list for both short-term and annual particle pollution.

Albuquerque made the list of the 25 cleanest cities for both short-term and annual particle pollution.

Particle pollution refers to a mix of very tiny solid and liquid particles in the air that appear as a haze. Burning fossil fuels and human activity such as mining and agriculture are main causes.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.