BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders experienced fewer poor air quality days this year compared with 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the New England region reported in a press release Monday.

Based on preliminary data collected from April through September, ozone monitors in New England recorded concentrations above the health standard on 28 days. In 2007, there were 53 unhealthful ozone days.

Maine recorded three unhealthful days during the time period. Over the same period in 2007, 14 unhealthful days were recorded in Maine.

The other New England states recorded: