particulate pollution http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Report Shows Increased Air Pollution in St. Louis Region — But Long-Term Trend Still Improving http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-shows-increased-air-pollution-st-louis-region-long-term-trend-still-improving <p></p><p>A report released today by the American Lung Association shows that air pollution in the St. Louis region has recently increased.</p><p><a href="http://www.stateoftheair.org/">The annual report</a> ranks the St. Louis area 12th worst among U.S. metropolitan regions for particulate pollution and 25th for ground-level ozone, the main component of smog.</p><p>Susannah Fuchs is the Senior Director of Environmental Health for the <a href="http://www.lung.org/associations/charters/plains-gulf/">American Lung Association’s Plains-Gulf Region</a>, which includes Missouri.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 25699 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report Shows Increased Air Pollution in St. Louis Region — But Long-Term Trend Still Improving