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Why Phoenix's Air Quality Actually Improved In 2019

It’s no secret that Maricopa County has one of the worst air pollution problems in the country. But the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality reports air quality was much improved last year thanks in large part to the weather.

No major monsoon dust storms were reported last summer, and rain keep our air cleaner in the winter and spring months.

Matt Pace, a meteorologist who monitors air quality for the Department of Environmental Quality, joined The Show to talk about it.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.