As summer approaches, air pollution is getting worse in NJ

Nitrogen Dioxide pollution along Northeast Corridor 2005

DAVID MATTHAU / NJ 101.5 – Now that the weather is starting to warm up, the state Department of Environmental protection is asking state residents to take steps to improve air quality.

Ozone way above the surface of the Earth is a good thing because it protects us from damaging rays from space. But down here, things are a bit different.

When ozone near the ground mixes with vehicle and smokestack emissions on warm spring and summer days, unhealthy levels of ozone are created …

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