State of the Air 2009

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Ever wondered about the air quality here in Washtenaw County? Well, the American Lung Association has recently released their air quality assessments for 2009 on their State of the Air website. You can click on the US map on the main page to access a county-by-county list of air quality--statistics have been divided so that you can view county information about particle pollution and high-ozone days. Click on the "Groups at Risk tab" once you've chosen a state to access the number of asthma cases, emphysema, and other respiratory illnesses by county. For tips on how to improve the air quality of your work or living space, try How to grow fresh air: 50 houseplants that purify your home or office. For a bit of the recent historical perspective, take a look Pollution in the air: Problems, policies and priorities.