What's the State of YOUR Air?

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Key Findings

More than 4 in 10 people live where pollution levels frequently make the air too dangerous to breathe.

Report Cards

Find grades and rankings for cleanest and most polluted places to live.

Health Impact 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.

Protect Yourself and Your Community

Find actions you can take to keep your family safe from unhealthy air, reduce pollution and support clean-up efforts.



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Jill Hansen

My son has cystic fibrosis and there is currently no cure. His lung function will deteriorate throughout his life until it steals him from this world. We live in Montana and deal with forest fire smoke every year. We lock ourselves in a sweltering house with an air purifier just to survive the wo... READ MORE

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About this Report

"State of the Air" has a 22- year history and a time-tested methodology. Learn more about this annual national air quality "report card."

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