Bismarck gained some positive attention as it was named one of the top four cities with the cleanest air. 

The American Lung Association released their annual report on air quality known as the State of Air Report. This analyzes ozone and particle pollution in cities throughout the nation.

Although the Clean Air Act has increased the quality of air over the last decade, about half of our nation is living in a pollution level that is dangerous. For states like California, three out of every four residents are living in a polluted city. The Golden State is home to six of the 10 cities that made the list for worst polluted air.

Lucky for us, Bismarck was named one of the cleanest. Others on that list include:

  • Bangor, ME
  • Cape Coral - Fort Meyers, FL
  • Salinas, CA

In Bismarck, no days were spent at a dangerous level for ozone or short-term particle pollution.

To learn more on the importance of clean air and lung health, visit the American Lung Association website.

[Time]