Breathe it in, Sarasota.
That's some clean, fresh air that's deserving of an award.
Scientists who completed a study for Honeywell, the air purifier maker, thermostat maker and a lot of air-related products, ranked the Sarasota-Bradenton-North Port metropolitan area as having the No. 3 cleanest air in the nation.
Florida dominated the Top 10, with Ft. Myers-Cape Coral at No. 2 and Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville landing the top stop.
Environmental Health & Engineering's scientists completed the study, which Honeywell is calling the AirGenius Awards.
Lakeland-Winter Haven also ranked at No. 10. Also in the top 15 included Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford at No. 14 and Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater at No. 15.
The next Florida metro area doesn't rank until No. 43 with Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano Beach then Jacksonville at No. 51.
The air can't be all that bad in the Keys, Gainesville, Florida Panhandle, West Palm and Lakeland, can it?
The Top 10:
- Palm Bay/Melbourne/Titusville, Fla.
- Cape Coral/Fort Myers, Fla.
- North Port-Bradenton/Sarasota, Fla.
- Honolulu, Hawaii
- Tucson, Ariz.
- Colorado Springs, Colo.
- Albuquerque, N.M.
- Seattle/Tacoma/Bellevue, Wash.
- Charleston/North Charleston/Summerville, S.C.
- Lakeland/Winter Haven, Fla.
Is the air really that fresh down here or does another area have better air to breathe? Tell us in the comments.