"Where can you find the best city air quality across the U.S.? Homeowners may be a bit surprised to find out the answer – after all, less than half of Americans (41%) report that they don’t think about the air they breathe in. "
Drum roll...the results are in! Does your city rank in the top 10 with the cleanest air, according to the AirGenius Awards, sponsored by the makers of the Honeywell AirGenius Air Cleaner.
The awards, evaluated by scientists at the global consulting firm Environmental Health & Engineering, examined city air quality criteria such as pollen counts, pollution and access to parks. And, for the first time, San Francisco takes #1 spot from Florida’s Palm Bay. Florida cities Cape Coral and Palm Beach ranked #2 and #3.
“For the second consecutive year analyzing regional air quality, we found that cities known for heavy traffic or manufacturing remain at the bottom of the list. Geographic factors are also incredibly important when it comes to pollen counts and pollution being trapped by mountains or carried off by ocean breeze,” said Dr. Ted Myatt, ScD, a senior scientist at the leading environmental consulting company Environmental Health & Engineering. “For asthma and allergy sufferers – and even young children, the elderly, or those with compromised immune systems – air quality can make a significant impact on day to day life indoors and outside.”
Below is a list of the top ten U.S. areas with the cleanest air:
1. San Francisco, Calif.
2. Cape Coral, Fla.
3. Palm Bay, Fla.
4. Austin, Texas
5. Boston, Mass.
6. Tucson, Ariz.
7. San Jose, Calif.
8. Lakeland, Fla.
9. Sarasota, Fla.
10. Denver, Colo.
To view the complete AirGenius Awards list of the air quality rankings of 100 U.S. areas, visit Facebook.com/
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So, how did your city rank? Did it even make it on the list? While I no longer live in MA, I was happy to see Boston, MA rank #5, as I still have family and friends who live in that area. A few of them I told about the results laughed, as they didn't think Boston ranked high on the list of clean air cities. Who knew, right?
Well, if your city didn't make the list, not to worry as you can still provide a better air quality in your home for your whole family, including the pets, thanks to Honeywell's line of air purifiers. I have reviewed and shared my thoughts on a few of Honeywell's air purifiers over the years, as my family is plagued by year round allergies. We find that if we run air purifiers throughout the day and during high allergy months, that we suffer less and that our breathing is easier thanks to the cleaner air. And, when colds hit our house, I make sure to have our Honeywell air purifiers in working order, with clean filters, to help rid the air of germs, and help us shake the colds quicker.
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I recently had the opportunity to try out the new True HEPA Compact Tower from Honeywell, and couldn't get over how well this compact air purifier worked. While it is recommended for small rooms, I ended up putting the True HEPA Compact Tower in my girls' playroom, to help clean the air and rid it of allergens and germs. The room is about 250 sq. feet, and after running this air purifier with the door closed for a short time, I could see a difference in the overall fresher, crisp air that you breathed in, when walking into the room. And, the girls, who usually start sneezing due to dust and other allergens, played with sneezing, or rubbing their eyes. When they left the playroom, they didn't have stuffy or runny noses. My oldest, Savannah, even commented on how different the room was. She said she was able to enjoy herself without feeling stuffy. :-)
Because this energy efficient unit is smaller in size than other Honeywell air purifiers, I didn't have to worry about the girls trying to lift it or knock it over. And, it had an ever on/off dial, which is good because my little one is into pushing buttons, so the dial deterred her. :-)
Overall, I have to say that the True HEPA Compact Tower from Honeywell works well, and would definitely recommend it to those with small living spaces. You, too, will be amazed at how well this compact air purifier works and how quiet is really it. There were a few times I forgot to turn it off, as I couldn't hear it. But, I knew that it was on when I walked in the room, as the room's air quality was better than other areas in the house that we don't have air purifiers running.
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