New Jersey SMOG? Yep the 5th highest in the USA

Real Estate Agent with Crossroads Realty Inc

New Jersey is the fifth-smoggiest state in the nation, according to a report that was released today by the nonprofit

organization Environment New Jersey. The report was compiled using federal Environmental Protection Agency air readings and ranked 5th in the nation by analyzing the number of days with elevated smog levels compared to the rest of the country.

New Jersey, had 35 more smoggy days in 2010 than Ohio and New York. It was tied with Pennsylvania.

The Garden State also encompasses four of the 20 areas with the most smog days. They include Camden and the greater Philadelphia area (ranked 8th), Monmouth-Ocean (15th), Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon (17th) and Trenton (20th). Parts of Southern California took the top five spots.

Environmentalists who gathered in the Ocean County Park in Lakewood today pointed to the statistics as proof the tougher air quality regulations should be put into place as soon as possible.

"The problem is even worse than the public thought," said Megan Fitzpatrick of Environment New Jersey.

"People think of Newark and Camden when they think of smog, but it’s also in the suburbs," said Jeff Tittel, executive director of the New Jersey Sierra Club. "Here in New Jersey, we have some of the worst air pollution in the country."

The health effects on asthma and heart attacks are well-documented in medical publications.

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Dawn Marie White

Broker-Sales Manager

Crossroads Realty Inc


Comments (3)

David Spencer
Keller Williams Northland - Kansas City, MO
Show Me real estate in Kansas City

However, you have a popular, don't know why, TV show.

Sep 21, 2011 03:55 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Dawn - Thank you for sharing detailed information on New Jersey smog, the fifth in the USA.

Sep 21, 2011 05:07 PM
Laura T. Perry
Keller Williams Elite - Lancaster, PA
CRP, GMS, Award Winning Relocation Specialist

Gotta get out of that Smog ! Good news for this blog post - !!!

Jun 28, 2014 09:54 PM