Santa Fe Tops Global List For Its Clean Air

Santa Fe, New Mexico – SANTA FE, N.M. (KRWG) The Capital city of New Mexico, which regularly tops rankings for its quality of life, has something new to brag about. The first-ever World Health Organization survey on air pollution says Santa Fe's air quality readings are among the cleanest in the world.

Santa Fe Mayor David Coss says he's pleased but not surprised as the city consistently gets high rankings from the American Lung Association.

He says the clean air is one of the things he loves about living in Santa Fe.

The high mountain desert city is used to ranking high on lists of best places for living, visiting and playing. In fact, Coss said he is traveling to New York next month to find out if it will win Conde Nast travel magazine's No. 1 ranking of places to visit.

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