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Why Your Wood-Fired Pizza May Contribute To Arizona's Air Pollution

Published: Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 5:07pm
Updated: Friday, January 8, 2016 - 1:10pm
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One upshot of all the rain the Valley’s been getting is that it’s good for the region’s air quality. That, however, is not the case in a town outside Naples, Italy. There, the mayor has banned the use of wood-fired ovens in pizzerias and other eateries unless they install pollution-reducing filters.

As the Valley becomes more of a pizza haven, a wood-fired pizza haven at that, how much does that impact our air quality? Dr. Ronald Pope, atmospheric scientist with the Maricopa County Air Quality Department spoke about the impact.

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