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State of the Air Report: Camden County Continues to Receive Subpar Grades

Camden County reacts to State of the Air Report with New Air Quality Team

 

(Camden, NJ) – Last week, the American Lung Association released their 2024 State of the Air report measuring air quality and the impact that air pollution has on public health. Although there have been improvements, Camden County continues to receive subpar grades for our high number of days above the national standard for ground-level ozone, a pollutant that can cause respiratory problems and other ailments for young children, the elderly, and those with asthma.

To help address the issue, the Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce our support for the newly established Camden County Air Quality Committee (CCAQ).

CCAQ is an advisory panel of subject experts and community advocates assembled to provide strategic guidance to the Camden County Board of Commissioners, municipal, and regional partners with a goal of improving health outcomes by reducing ambient levels of particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen oxides, and other contaminants.

 

This committee’s mandate is focused on working with our municipalities, schools, hospitals, businesses, state agencies, and regional partners across the following pillars:

  • Fleet Electrification & Charging Infrastructure
  • Solid Waste Operations
  • Regional Engagement
  • Green Space
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Finance & Funding Mechanisms

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The Covanta Trash Incinerator in Camden City is one of the major causes of pollution in Camden County.   photo credit Neill Borowski

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