Madison, Wisconsin was once regarded as one of the top 25 worst cities to breathe in, but it has made a better name for itself since 2009 when it was considered a haven for air pollution.
Lisa MacKinnon, project coordinator for the Dane County Clean Air Coalition, recently said that Madison has improved since being named a city with poor air quality by the American Lung Association. Fine particle and ozone layer testing has revealed that pollution in the region has significantly decreased, according to The Capital Times.
"While we can't take our improved air quality for granted and need to continue to take actions to reduce emissions for public health and the economy, it is also important to make sure people know we are going in the right direction," MacKinnon told Grass Roots, according to the news source.
Individuals who have respiratory conditions and want to combat the effects of pollution may want to purchase an air purifier, such as the IQAir HealthPro Plus. This device has a HyperHEPA filter that is designed to trap particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size.
Those who use an air purifier can remove particles such as dust, pollen and smoke from their living space. This can relieve conditions such as allergies and asthma.