Bangor Ranked as One of the Cleanest Cities in Air Pollution

BANGOR - The American Lung Association's State of Air 2013 report released today, finds Bangor to be one of the top 16 cleanest cities.
 
The ranking finds the Queen city as one of the cleanest cities in the country for short-term and year-round particle pollution.
 
Cities like Portland, Lewiston, and South Portland ranked among the most polluted cities for both ozone and short-term particle pollution in Maine.
 
Other good news coming from the report shows no county in Maine received a worse grade from the year before.
 
"I do remember fondly when I was growing up in Bangor, the air outside was totally pristine and beautiful. Now wood stoves and everything else, do change the quality of the air. So the air outside in the winter is certainly not the way it used to be," allergy specialist, Dr. Paul Shapero says.
 
Dr. Shapero also says awareness and even guilt about worsening the air will help people make better decisions in the future.
Karina Bolster

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Karina joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in March of 2013. Raised as part of a military family, she likes to consider Massachusetts as her "home-base". Karina graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where she majored in Communications. From January 2012 to July 2012, Karina was a student reporter for New England Cable News (NECN) and would take part in a live shot every Tuesday for The Morning Show, covering topics from current events to the "Trophy Town" teams.

Karina also has a huge passion for sports. While in college she interned for New England Sports Network (NESN) as a “NESN Daily” intern, as well as the TD Garden, working in the control room for the Bruins and Celtics games. Also as a former college softball player, she loves staying active and looks forward to trying some of the sports the Bangor area has to offer!

Karina Bolster
ABC 7/FOX 22 Bangor
(207) 945-6457 X 3118

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