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Unhealthy Air In Herkimer and Oneida May Lead To Lung Damage

Residents in Herkimer County and Oneida County are not breathing the worst air in the nation, but it could be better. According to the American Lung Association’s 2009 State of the Air Report, residents in Herkimer County and Oneida County are not among the more than 186,000,000 Americans breathing air that received a failing grade, but their air is only a “C.”

A “C” is indicative of air quality that, on at least one day a year, is unhealthy for sensitive groups of people. According to the American Lung Association in New York, “every day that residents in the region are forced to breathe in harmful air is one day too many.”

Area officials are committed to reducing pollution and bettering air quality in order to reduce the risk of lung damage and associated diseases, such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, adult respiratory distress syndrome, and lung cancer.

The trial lawyers at Bottar Law, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict all types of pollution, air contamination and toxic exposure cases, including injuries due to exposure to cigarette smoke, automobile pollution, gasoline vapors, asbestos, lead and mold. If you or a loved one have been sickened due to exposure to unhealthy air, you and/or your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.

To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Central New York toxic tort attorney, contact Bottar Law, PLLC now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at

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