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American Lung Association releases "State of The Air" Report

The American Lung Association of Utah released their annual Air Quality report results, Wednesday. 

The results of the 17th annual “State of the Air” report, a national air quality grading system, showed that Utah’s air quality received poor ratings.

“Last year, we ranked number 7, as having the worst short-term particle pollution in the whole entire country, and this year we’re number 6.”

Jamie Riccobono, of the American Lung Association, says the “State of the Air” report helps individuals understand the dangers of air pollution.

“It’s an annual national air quality report card. It uses the most recent air pollution data and we collect that data from the E.P.A. on the two most wide-spread types of pollution: Ozone, which is also known as smog, and particle pollution, which most people call soot.”

Riccobono says Utah citizens can help the air pollution problem by not idling their cars or not using wood burning stoves.

“It’s getting involved, and it’s arming yourself with that knowledge so you, as a person can take action.”