American Lung Association State of the Air Report Released Print
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Written by Micki Sandquist   
Thursday, 25 April 2013 07:38

The American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air 2013” report finds that air quality nationwide continues the long-term trend to much healthier air. The strongest progress came in lower levels of year-round particle pollution across much of the nation.

State of the Air 2013” is the Lung Association’s 14th annual, national air quality “report card.” It uses the most recent air pollution data, compiled by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the two most widespread types of pollution - ozone (smog) and particle pollution (PM 2.5, also known as soot). The report grades counties and ranks cities and counties based on their scores for ozone, year-round particle pollution and short-term particle pollution levels.

Visit the State of the Air Iowa Report to see how your community ranks and to learn how to protect yourself and your family from air pollution.