Top 100 Cities With The Best Air Quality For Our Kids

Amongst the stuff I worry about with my kids—are they eating healthfully enough, are they doing OK in school—the quality of air they breathe is something that only occasionally crosses my mind. Like when we’re stuck in a local traffic jam and the fumes are pouring in through the vents, I wonder about breathing that stuff in. I don’t usually know our daily Air Quality Index, which is probably good given it’s not something I can control, other than doing the usual environmental good by using less electricity, creating less waste and planting greenery in our backyard.

If you’re wondering about the cities with the overall cleanest air, Honeywell Air Purifiers and a group of researchers recently came up with a list of the top 100. Data was based on particular matter concentrations, ozone concentrations, pollen counts, access to parks and “green” and “clean” city rankings for the 100 most populated U.S. Cities.  The top 10 cities with the best air quality:

1. San Francisco, CA

2. Cape Coral, FL

3. Palm Bay, FL

4. Austin, TX

5. Boston, MA

6. Tucson, AZ

7. San Jose, CA

8. Lakeland, FL

9. Sarasota, FL

10. Denver, CO

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