Air Quality

Easier breathing is possible, and going smokefree is the most effective way of improving the quality of the air we breathe. While most people know that smoking cigarettes causes cancer, secondhand smoke (SHS) can, too. Just minutes after exposure to SHS, a person’s cardiovascular system is put under stress and damaged. That’s hearts, blood, blood vessels, that all have to work harder, just from the air that’s breathed.

Who’s most at risk?

Everyone who breathes in smoke is at risk. In particular, though, hospitality workers and customers are at greater risk. Just two hours of exposure to SHS, casino workers have shown irregular heartbeats, even among those workers who are in good health. Children, seniors, and people who have health conditions such as asthma or COPD are also at greater risk when exposed to SHS.

Air Quality Reports

Good air quality matters to everyone. Learn more about air quality and how clean air can keep you and your loved ones healthier. Learn about air quality in the state of Missouri and in your community:

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  • Branson Air Quality Monitoring Study (2014) [Get it Here]
  • St. Charles Air Quality Monitoring Study (May 2013) [Get it here]
  • Missouri Air Quality Monitoring Study (Jan. 2013) [Get it here]
  • Boonville Air Quality Monitoring Study [Get it here]
  • Festus Air Quality Monitoring Study [Get it here]
  • Hannibal Air Quality Monitoring Study [Get it here]
  • Moberly Air Quality Monitoring Study [Get it here]
  • St. Joe Air Quality Monitoring Study [Get it here]
  • St. Louis City Air Quality Monitoring Study [Get it here]
  • St. Louis County Air Quality Monitoring Study [Get it here]
  • Rolla Air Quality Fact Sheet 2012 [Get it here]
  • Kansas City Area Casino Air Quality Monitoring Study, May 2011 [Get it here]
  • Cape Girardeau Air Quality Monitoring Study, May 2010 [Get it here]
  • Blue Springs Air Quality Study, November 2010 [Get it here]
  • Raytown Air Quality Study, November 2010 [Get it here]
  • Kansas City Area Air Quality Study, January 2011 [Get it here]
  • Clayton Air Quality Monitoring Study, November 2010. [Get it here]
  • Columbia Air Quality Monitoring Study, October 2009. [Get it here]
  • Fulton Air Quality Monitoring Study, April 2011. [Get it Here]
  • Jefferson City Air Quality Monitoring Study, June 2011. [Get it Here]
  • Joplin Air Quality Monitoring Study, April 2010. [Get it here]
  • Kirkwood Air Quality Monitoring Study, November 2010. [Get it here]
  • Rolla Air Quality Monitoring Study, March 2012. [Get it Here]
  • Sedalia Air Quality Monitoring Study, July 2010. [Get it Here]
  • Springfield Air Quality Monitoring Study, April 2012. [Get it Here]
  • Wildwood Air Quality Monitoring Study, October 2009. [Get it here]