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For 24 years, the American Lung Association has analyzed data from official air quality monitors to compile the State of the Air report. The more you learn about the air you breathe, the more you can protect your health and take steps to make the air cleaner and healthier.
Find grades and rankings for cleanest and most polluted places to live.
See the cleanest cities and learn more about how your city ranks.
See the 25 most polluted cities and counties for ozone and particle pollution ranked.
Get the report card for your state's air quality, and the number of people in groups at risk.
Find out how your city measures up when it comes to air pollution.
More than 1 in 3 Americans live in places with unhealthy levels of air pollution.
Ozone and particle pollution are the most widespread pollutants—and among the most dangerous. Learn more about how they affect the body, and which groups of people are most at risk.
Find actions you can take to keep your family safe from unhealthy air, reduce pollution and support clean-up efforts.
Join us in calling for stronger limits on air pollution to make the air safer to breathe.
Get the print version of the 2023 State of the Air report.
"State of the Air" has a 24-year history and a time-tested methodology. Learn more about this annual national air quality "report card."
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