It can be difficult for individuals with respiratory health complications to live in regions with high levels of pollution, but Corpus Christi is one city where that won't be a problem. Federal data released by the American Lung Association shows that the Texas hub is home to some of the cleanest air in the country, according to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.
"I think it's important that we let the community know we are doing things right," Kevin Kieschnick, city councilman, told the news source. "Our large industrial customers have invested in making their operations cleaner for all of us. We need to let our community know we have seen great results."
Experts say that the good rankings are a result of using clean-burning fossil fuels and reducing the number of coal-burning plants.
Individuals who suffer from respiratory conditions, such as asthma, are not always lucky enough to live in regions with low levels of pollution. Air purifiers can help those who have health complications as a result of dust, pollen and other particles in the atmosphere.
The IQAir HealthPro Plus air purifier is one device that can help remove particles smaller than 0.3 microns from living spaces. The purifier, which has a HyperHEPA filter, covers up to 900 square feet.