2011 Proving to Be a Bad Year for Air Quality in Texas – NYTimes.com

2011 Proving to Be a Bad Year for Air Quality in Texas – NYTimes.com.

2011 Proving to Be a Bad Year for Air Quality in Texas

Nestled near subdivisions north of Fort Worth stands equipment that measures air pollutants. On 26 days this year, readings at the site showed higher concentrations of lung-damaging ozone than allowed by federal air-quality standards.

All told, Dallas-Fort Worth violated ozone standards on more days this year — 32 so far — than anywhere else in Texas, including the greater Houston area.

“Every place in Texas suffered worse air quality this year, but Dallas was a particularly extreme case,” said David Allen, a chemical engineering professor at the University of Texas who also directs a state air-quality program.

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