State reports healthy air in Lee County

State environmental officials say the air in Lee County is good to breathe.

Posted: Nov 3, 2017 12:27 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - State environmental officials say the air in Lee County is good to breathe.


The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality says testing for ozone from April 1 to October 1 has put the ozone level locally at 58 parts per billion. The federal government says it should be no more than 70 parts per billion.

Air quality has been an issue in major metropolitan areas where high levels of ground-level ozone can irritate a person's respiratory system.

Ozone testing in eight counties in Mississippi has revealed no hazardous levels anywhere. The highest ozone level for this year was in Harrison County at 64 parts per billion.

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