State of the Air 2012 Report Released by American Lung Association

April 25, 2012

Carbon Monoxide Pollution over the United States and Canada - NASA

Today the American Lung Association released its State of the Air 2012 report, revealing America’s cities with the best and worst air quality. As the ALA website states, for 13 years the organization has analyzed data from state air quality monitors to compile this report.

“The more you learn about the air you breathe, the more you can protect your health and take steps to make our air cleaner and healthier.”

The complete report can be seen at this URL.

For starters, take a look at the Top 25 cleanest U.S. cities for year-round particle pollution:

#1: Santa Fe-Espanola, NM

#2: Cheyenne, WY

#3: Prescott, AZ

#4: Tucson, AZ

#5: Albuquerque, NM

#6: Redding, CA

#7: Colorado Springs, CO

#8: Flagstaff, AZ

#9: Anchorage, AK

#9: Boise City-Nampa, ID

#11: Salinas, CA

#12: Rapid City, SD

#12: Fort Collins-Loveland, CO

#14: Sarasota-Bradenton-Punta Gorda, FL

#14: Claremont-Lebanon, NH-VT

#14: Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

#17: Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

#18: Duluth, MN-WI

#18: Bismarck, ND

#20: Burlington-South Burlington, VT

#21: Bangor, ME

#21: Gainesville, FL

#23: Honolulu, HI

#23: El Centro, CA

#23: Port St. Lucie-Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

Much thanks to the ALA for making this clean air list available to the public.

Photo: NASA

Source: American Lung Association



Glenn Meyers

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