Lung association gives Dutchess F for air quality

ALBANY — Spring may be in the air, but so are hefty doses of pollutants in some New York counties, according to a report released Wednesday from the American Lung Association.

According to the study, 16 of 34 counties with air-quality monitors received failing grades — an improvement from last year’s report in which 19 counties failed. That adds up to more than 9 million New Yorkers that live in counties with unhealthy air, the report claimed.

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