What's the State of YOUR Air?

For 22 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.


Select your location to view data by state, county, and metropolitan statistical areas.

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.

Shared Stories

We all have a reason to champion clean air. People just like you have shared some personal stories that highlight the need for healthy, safe air. Read the stories they have shared or share your own.

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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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Jimmy S

Imagine what it would feel like to take a breath when your lungs were already full of air. Try this. Take in a deep breath. Hold it in for three seconds and don’t exhale. Now try taking another breath, and another one. READ MORE

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Sandra Popp

I am a 71-year-old senior living on social security in government assisted rental apartment in Oscoda, Michigan. READ MORE

Sign Our Petition

Everyone deserves clean air and equal protection from pollution. But the burden of unhealthy air is not shared equally. Will you join us in raising your voice for clean air for all?

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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For the Media

Journalists can access press releases, experts available for interview, b-roll, the full "State of the Air" report and more.

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