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News Release | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

Trouble in the Air: Northern Virginia residents’ health at risk with 84 dirty air days in 2016

Despite improvement in recent years thanks to clean air policies, air pollution remains a threat to public health, according to a new report by Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center. In 2016, over 6 million  people in the Washington D.C.-Northern Virginia area experienced 84 days of degraded air quality, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.