Key facts:

  • In 2010 North Carolina recorded the second-lowest number of high-ozone days of the last decade.
  • A statewide total of 106 high ozone monitor readings were recorded over 26 days from April 1 to October 31.
  • Thirty-two of those readings occurred on just eight monitors in two metropolitan areas.
  • Despite what might be the popular belief, smog levels in North Carolina have been getting better, not worse.

Spotlight 403 Second-Best Ozone Season in a Decade: NC’s 2010 ozone season comes in like a lion, goes out l…