Which places have the best and worst air quality?
AirCompare is an EPA-developed air quality tool which provides local air quality information to help people make informed decisions about moving, vacationing or living in different areas of the country.
If you would like assistance interpreting the data available on the EPA Web site you may wish to contact the Office of Air and Radiation using the online comments form, by mail or telephone. They may have additional guidance, publications, or explanations which may assist you.
Online Comments form, http://www.epa.gov/air/oarmail2.html
Here are some other resources that provide data on this topic:
Air Trends, http://epa.gov/airtrends/
AirData: Access to Air Pollution Data, http://www.epa.gov/airdata/
AirData: Reports and Maps, http://www.epa.gov/airdata/ad_reports.html
The "Choosing Where You Live" Web site presents information sources and guidelines for consumers to use when evaluating different geographic areas. This is at URL: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/tolive.html
Another useful site is the EPA for Citizen Action Resources web page. This site deals with environmental issues and potential environmental and human health risks caused by pollution. It is at: http://www.epa.gov/epahome/citizen.htm
You may also be interested in the State of the Air report from the American Lung Association. It lists information regarding air quality and provides a chart for each county of every state with a letter grade of A-F according to various air quality measurements:
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- Date Created: 4/6/2009
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