american lung association http://kbia.org en Columbia and Boone county score high on air quality, St. Louis and 8 counties fail http://kbia.org/node/32696 <p>Eight Missouri counties received an “F” grade in The American Lung Association’s recent“State of the Air” report card. The latest report was released Wednesday – grades U.S. counties and cities on air quality.&nbsp;</p><p>Out of the 17 counties with enough data available to issue a score, only Boone County received an “A” grade. And here’s the list of the counties that failed: Clay, Clinton, Jasper, Jefferson, Perry, St. Charles, St. Louis, and St. Louis city. Researchers used air quality data between 2009 and 2011 for the grading.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:35:21 +0000 Kristofor Husted 32696 at http://kbia.org Warmer temperatures may cause unhealthy air http://kbia.org/post/warmer-temperatures-may-cause-unhealthy-air <div style="margin:0;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif">Warming temperatures may have you wanting to spend more time outdoors. But warm weather can mean more unhealthy air.</font></span></font></span> Fri, 04 May 2012 21:45:29 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 13599 at http://kbia.org Warmer temperatures may cause unhealthy air Missouri gets 'F' for tobacco control policies, in new report from American Lung Association http://kbia.org/post/missouri-gets-f-tobacco-control-policies-new-report-american-lung-association <p>A new report by the American Lung Association gives Missouri failing grades on <u>all</u> its state tobacco control policies. As St. Louis Public Radio&#39;s Véronique LaCapra reports, the only bright spots were an expansion of state Medicaid coverage for smokers&nbsp;wanting to quit, and a surge in local community initiatives. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 15:27:46 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 7295 at http://kbia.org Missouri gets 'F' for tobacco control policies, in new report from American Lung Association