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WHYY Regional News

Summer Weather Brings Worse Air Pollution to Philadelphia

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Emma Lee
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WHYY
The Philadelphia skyline is seen from the Market Frankford platform at 63rd Street.

The dog days of summer bring longer nights, higher temperatures and humidity – and poor air quality. Cars, trucks, and buses make up a significant portion of air pollution in cities like Philadelphia. WHYY’s Susan Phillips reports that summer weather makes the pollution worse.

(Original air-date: 6/18/21)