Kansas meets air quality standards

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency says all 105 counties in Kansas meet the most recent ozone standards.

According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Gov. Sam Brownback received a letter from the EPA encouraging the state to continue efforts to maintain safe air quality.

EPA strengthened its standards based on scientific evidence about ozone's effects on public health, particularly for at-risk groups such as children, older adults and people with lung diseases.

Kansas has 20 air monitors across the state.