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Places with the Best Air Quality

The Places with the Best Air Quality

Places with the Best Air Quality


The Lung Institute is dedicated to helping people breathe more easily. Whether you suffer from lung disease or not, living in a place with clean air is clearly beneficial, and poor air quality can have a negative impact on your daily life. This is especially true if you are one of the many Americans suffering from degenerative lung disease. Here are the top five cities with the best air quality, based on a comparison of three categories—ozone, year-round particle and short-term particle pollution—listed on the American Lung Association’s annual State of the Air report:


Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

Prescott, AZ

Gainesville, FL

Fort Collins-Loveland, CO

Burlington-South Burlington, VT


Those who live in the cities listed above enjoy clean air with every breath. Unfortunately, we can’t all reside on a Gulf Coast beach, in a forest, or in the wide open spaces of the West. Many cities have air quality poor enough to keep people indoors, especially children, the elderly, and lung disease sufferers. Some rural areas even produce dangerous levels of seasonal pollen each year that can bring on flare-ups in people diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). If you suffer from a lung disease like COPD, low air quality can be especially troublesome, even dangerous.


Breathe Easier with Stem Cell Therapy for Lung Disease


The Lung Institute serves the entire nation as an innovative leader of regenerative medicine dedicated to providing stem cell therapy for lung diseases such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosischronic bronchitisemphysema and interstitial lung disease. Through designated practice, our physicians have gained worldwide recognition for the successful application of revolutionary, minimally invasive stem cell therapy for lung disease. With over a century of combined medical experience, our doctors have established a patient experience designed with the highest concern for patient safety and quality of care. At our world-class facilities, we use stem cell treatments utilizing autologous stem cells to promote the healing of damaged tissue. Our outpatient stem cell transplant procedures are improving patients’ quality of life and helping them breathe easier.

The Lung Institute has four locations across the United States, making a visit relatively convenient no matter where you live in the continental U.S.. We have clinics in Tampa, Nashville, Scottsdale, and our newest location in Pittsburgh that opened for treatments this July.

Regardless of where you live, if you have a debilitating lung disease, it is important to be aware of the quality of the air you breathe. You can stay on top of local air quality at AirNow.gov. Being aware of the quality of the air will help you better manage and prevent symptoms and flare-ups. Many lung disease sufferers have seen an improved quality of life after receiving stem cell therapy from the Lung Institute. If you or a loved one suffers from lung disease, contact one of our patient coordinators today at (800) 729-3065 to see if you are a candidate for stem cell therapy.


  1. Steve Howell

    3 years ago

    Dear Tamara,

    Unfortunately, research has not shown that stem cell therapy is effective against any form of cancer. We do wish you and your mother the best.


  2. Tamara

    3 years ago

    My mom has 4 stage cancer. Non small cell carinoma. She has copd we live in Texas could it fix the tumor in her lung also?

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