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Commissioner Loretta Smith (right),  Health Officer Dr. Justin Denny (middle), and Kari Lyons-Eubanks , all hosted a press conference on Wednesday, Oct. 9 revealing new findings about the air quality in Multnomah County.

Commissioner Loretta Smith (right), Health Officer Dr. Justin Denny (middle), and Kari Lyons-Eubanks , all hosted a press conference on Wednesday, Oct. 9 revealing new findings about the air quality in Multnomah County.

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Multnomah County's New Air Quality Findings

Heat waves, air quality and mosquitoes will worsen

A new Multnomah County report finds heat waves, air quality and mosquitoes will worsen in the Portland-area because of climate change. In the first-ever analysis of how rising temperature and changes in precipitation will affect Multnomah County residents, Health Officer Dr. Justin Denny says there is reason to be concerned.