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Dec 132010

(St. Louis, MO) — Air quality in St. Louis is slightly improving.

That's according to a recent report released by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
The report shows an overall reduction in air pollution, with only 13 days considered unhealthy in 2009 as opposed to 14 in 2008.

IEPA spokesperson Maggie Carson says the Chicago and East Saint Louis Metro areas have the highest pollution levels because of elevated concentrations of traffic and industry.

She says drivers can do their part by getting regular vehicle tune-ups and emissions tests.

Carson says the report helps the IEPA determine if regulations and standards need to be changed.

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