How clean is your air? Mine is real clean!

The American Lung Association just came out with their ranking of America’ cleanest cities.
State of the Air
Here is a preview-

Ames-Boone, IA
Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah, WI
Bend-Prineville, OR
Bismarck, ND
Bloomington-Normal, IL
Brownsville-Harlingen-Raymondville, TX
Brunswick, GA
Cedar Rapids, IA
Champaign-Urbana, IL
Coeur d’Alene, ID
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL
Decatur, IL
Des Moines-Newton-Pella, IA
Dothan-Enterprise-Ozark, AL
Duluth, MN-WI


#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

Albuquerque, NM
Alexandria, LA
Amarillo, TX
Asheville-Brevard, NC
Athens-Clarke County, GA
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
Austin-Round Rock-Marble Falls, TX
Bangor, ME
Baton Rouge-Pierre Part, LA
Beckley-Oak Hill, WV
Bowling Green, KY
Brownsville-Harlingen-Raymondville, TX
Burlington-South Burlington, VT
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
Champaign-Urbana, IL
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC
Charlotte-Gastonia-Salisbury, NC-SC
Cheyenne, WY
Claremont-Lebanon, NH-VT
Clarksville, TN-KY
Colorado Springs, CO
Columbia-Newberry, SC
Corpus Christi-Kingsville, TX

You can see how city ranks by visiting the site

I can tell you that growing up in a big city and then migrating to, well one of the cities mentioned on the list, I can tell the difference. I run every day and I can certainly feel the clean air coming into my lungs. I know what it felt like in a big city.


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Me, I’ve become somewhat hooked on the Long Island Medium. While I may be a bit skeptical of the whole premise, I find the show entertaining.



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  1. says

    Hello my dear! Hmmmm…we moved to AZ from IA, three years ago. Looks like we should have stayed. Phoenix probably has the dirtiest air in the country next to LA and NYC…Stopping by from the FFF blog hop and am a new linky follower :)

  2. says

    We have terrible air quality where we’re at since we have a paper mill not too far from here…when the wind shifts, it smells like stinky cabbage! :)

  3. says

    My city isn’t even on there much less Chicago which isn’t that far away. The closest one you got there is Normal, Illinois I believe and even that’s really far from me. NICE!

  4. says

    I’m sure I have. I try to share interesting websites when I find them, if I know they’re not already being used by a zillion people! I’m curious – you said you went back to school to get a new career. What did you end up doing?

  5. says

    My city is yucky I’d think. Seems that’s why I’m sick these days.

    And I’ve tried a para novel and I fell in love! It’s by Nicky Charles