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Pittsburgh’s air quality continues to decline, new report finds

PITTSBURGH—For the second year in a row, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, was the only U.S. county outside of California to receive all F's in the American Lung Association's national air quality report card.

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ER visits for asthma dropped 38% the year after one of Pittsburgh's biggest polluters shut down

PITTSBURGH—Dawn Winters never had trouble breathing before she moved to Pittsburgh's Bellevue neighborhood in 2014, but within a year her doctor diagnosed her with asthma and prescribed a daily medication to keep her airways open.

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Pittsburgh scores all F’s on the American Lung Association’s air quality report card

Pittsburgh's air quality is not only among the worst in the nation, but has actually declined in recent years, according to a new report from the American Lung Association.

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