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New Jersey

The climate crisis and rising temperatures are causing higher concentrations of ground-level ozone in New Jersey, placing its residents, and particularly environmental justice communities, at greater risk for asthma attacks and other respiratory problems.¬†According to the American Lung Association’s 2024 “State of the Air” report, “Both ozone and particle pollution can cause premature death and other serious health effects such as asthma attacks, heart attacks, strokes, preterm births and impaired cognitive functioning later in life.”

The American Lung Association study also found that five New Jersey counties demonstrated more extreme levels of ozone smog than in their last study, and that the New York-Newark Metro area ranked 13th in the country for levels of ozone smog. Union County, New Jersey was determined to be the metro area’s most polluted for the third year running.

Based on F Minus research, 44 fossil fuel companies share lobbying firms with 128 health care institutions, including the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Deborah Heart & Lung Center, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Regional Cancer Care Associates.

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Archer Public Affairs LLC

Report Date: 04/18/2024
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MBI GluckShaw

Report Date: 04/18/2024
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Public Strategies Impact LLC

Report Date: 04/18/2024
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River Crossing Strategy Group

Report Date: 04/18/2024
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