It can be difficult for a city to clean up its act after years of producing air pollution, but Chattanooga, Tennessee, was recently commended by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its efforts. The EPA says that the city now officially meets smog standards, meaning citizens are safe to breathe the air. This is significant for the Tennessee hub, which is home to more than 520,000 people.
"We commend local and state officials, as well as the residents of the Chattanooga area, who have been working collaboratively with us to reach this milestone," said Gwen Keyes Fleming, EPA Regional Administrator. "This accomplishment signifies that the citizens of Chattanooga are breathing cleaner air and leading healthier lives."
Smog is not only unsightly, but it can cause a number of health problems and pose a threat to those suffering from respiratory conditions. Air purifiers are one solution that many have turned to in order to cope with high levels of pollution.
The IQAir HealthPro Plus has helped many people remove harmful particles from the air. Its HyperHEPA filter is designed to trap ultrafine particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size, ranging from pollen to cigarette smoke.