Air pollution has been substantially reduced in the United States over the past few decades, yet a majority of Americans falsely believe that air quality has worsened and seriously threatens their health. This belief is due to misleading reports by environmentalists and regulatory agencies. The American Lung Association, the Public Interest Research Group, and the Environmental Protection Agency have all exaggerated the frequency and geographic extent of harmful ozone levels, and often blur the distinction between modest and severe health risks associated with air pollution....
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