particulate pollution

Air Pollution
12:01 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Report Shows Increased Air Pollution in St. Louis Region — But Long-Term Trend Still Improving

Smog obscures the St. Louis skyline.
Credit Missouri Department of Natural Resources

A report released today by the American Lung Association shows that air pollution in the St. Louis region has recently increased.

The annual report 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.

Susannah Fuchs is the Senior Director of Environmental Health for the American Lung Association’s Plains-Gulf Region, which includes Missouri.

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