State of the Air report released for Arkansas

State of the Air report released for Arkansas
The American Lung Association released its State of the Air report for 2018, showing Arkansas has done work to improve air quality in the state. (Source: File)

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) - Arkansas is called the Natural State and a nationally known group says the state is doing more to improve air quality.

The American Lung Association released its 2018 "State of the Air" report Wednesday and the report provided some interesting news, the group said.

The state has seen a slight cut in ozone pollution, compared to last year's report; and that seven cities - Little Rock, Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Fort Smith, Hot Springs and Malvern - were on the list for the cleanest cities for short-term particle pollution.

Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Fort Smith were on the list for cleanest cities for ozone pollution, while Little Rock was listed as the 24th most polluted cited in the country for year-round particles, officials said in a media release.

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