One of the many things that attract people to the State of Maine is our nearly pristine environment.  Millions visit, or move to, Maine each year to enjoy the forests, fresh water, and fresh air.

Now, it looks like our air quality is getting some national recognition.

According to WMTW, the City of Bangor has been found to have some of the cleanest air in the country.

The report, which was conducted by the American Lung Association, gave the entire state high marks.  When quality was broken down by county, all of Maine's 16 counties scored at least a "C" grade.  Even better,  Androscoggin, Aroostook, Cumberland, Kennebec, Oxford and Penobscot counties all scored an "A" grade.

On top of that, the report ranked Bangor 5th for air quality in the nation.

Ahead of Bangor were 4th place Kahului-Waikulu-Lahaina (Hawaii), 3rd place Honolulu (Hawaii), 2nd place Wilmington (North Carolina), and 1st place Cheyenne (Wyoming).

The most polluted city?  Los Angeles, California.

The American Lung Association has been issuing this report since the late 1990s.  This year's report found that 40% of Americans, about 137 million people, are living in places with poor air quality.

So, take a deep breath and enjoy the fact that we have such good air in our state.

The 19 Highest Earning Cities In Maine

Recently, Stacker took the time to put together a list of the top earning towns and cities in the State of Maine.

Have you downloaded our free app?  You can use it to stream the station, to message the DJs, and to get breaking local news sent right to your phone?  Get the app for free right now by entering your phone number in the box below.  We will send you a message with the download link in it.

Get our free mobile app