Posted June 11, 2018 04:08:12 The air quality in Texas has reached a dangerous level for the first time in years.
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the state is in a situation where air quality is worse than at any time since 2016.
The CDC’s air quality data is only available for a very small number of counties in Texas, but there is good news: a number of the counties that have experienced significant increases in air pollution have also experienced the lowest number of deaths.
The Texas Department of State Health Services reports that in July of this year, the state experienced only 782 air quality-related deaths.
That’s a decrease of 5.2% from the same time in 2016.
That drop is in line with the national trend, and the state’s record low number of air quality related deaths is largely due to the continued closure of the State Fair of Texas, the only state fair in the United States that has closed for good this year.
While the number of people who have died in Texas over the past few months is not yet in the hundreds, there is plenty of good news for those living in Texas who want to breathe better air.
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