Peltier discusses reasons for poor air quality across the Pioneer Valley in Daily Hampshire Gazette

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Richard Peltier

Richard Peltier

October 23, 2018

The air in Hampshire County may feel crisp and clean, but Environmental Health Sciences’ Richard Peltier says it’s anything but. The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports Hampshire County has consistently received low grades for its number of high ozone pollution days.

“We don’t have a large industry base — there aren’t any giant power plants here or huge factories — so you’d expect us to have a clean environment,” Peltier says. “It would be a safe assumption that at least half of the ozone that we see here would come from elsewhere. Air pollution has no boundary,” he adds.

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