Only 7 U.S. Cities Made The List For Cleanest Air Quality In The U.S. In 2023
Clean air is critical for health and wellness, but only seven U.S. cities made the cut.
May is Clean Air Awareness Month, so the team at SafeWise.com analyzed which cities in the U.S. have the cleanest air. Only seven cities made the list.
The seven cities are — Asheville, North Carolina; Bangor, Maine; Greenville, North Carolina; Lincoln, Nebraska; Rochester, New York; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Wilmington, North Carolina.
To make the list, a city must experience no high ozone or particle pollution days and rank among the 25 cities with the lowest year-round particle pollution levels, and your city is one of seven that meets that criteria.
You can check out the full report HERE.
Fast Facts About Air Quality
- Over 18 million people “live in counties that got an ‘F’ for all three air pollution measures in ‘State of the Air’ 2023.”
- Over 64 million Americans (54% of the 120 million total) who live in areas with unhealthy air quality are people of color.
- People of color were 3.7 times as likely to live in a county with a failing grade for all 3 of the American Lung Associations air pollution measures.
- North Carolina leads the nation with three of the seven cities making the “best” list for clean air