New report says central Pa. cities had worst air quality in 2020, calls for emissions cuts

State Impact Pennsylvania
Rachel McDevitt

Cities in central Pennsylvania had the highest number of days with poor air quality statewide last year.

PennEnvironment’s “Trouble in the Air” report shows Lancaster had 107 unhealthy air days in 2020, while Harrisburg had 97 and Reading had 82.

Those are significantly higher than Pittsburgh’s 57 and Philadelphia’s 49.