St. Louis County receives an ‘F’ rating in air pollution

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The American Lung Association has just released their yearly "State of the Air" report. The report shows results of air pollution in the St. Louis area.

Brett Scheutte, the Executive Director for the American Lung Association in Missouri, is in the studio today to talk about these results and help us understand more.

Based on  pollution levels across the United States, the American Lung Association is able to tell people about the impact they are having on the air we breathe and our Earth's ozone layer.

St. Louis ranked 26 in the nation overall. More specifically, while St. Louis County received a  'passing' grade for car pollution, we received an 'F' in industrial pollution.

St. Louisans can do more to improve the score for next year, from carpooling to finding other ways to reduce their car pollution.

You can read the full report here.


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