The Kansas City Public Library

Air Quality

State of the Air, Report Card



These reports provided by the American Lung Association evaluate the air quality for all counties in Kansas and Missouri, and estimate the consequent potential health risks for the counties’ populations. The site also includes information about how air quality is measured, air quality rankings for various cities in the greater United States, and what citizens can do to improve air quality.

Missouri Air Quality Index Report

Kansas Air Quality Index Report

These sites allow users to generate a report providing air pollution data for counties or metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) with information dating from 1998 up to the present. The data includes the five major air pollutants monitored by the Environmental Protection Agency and regulated by the Clean Air Act: ground-level ozone, particle pollution (particulate matter), carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide. Data sets go back as far as 1998.

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