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Report: Polluted Air Puts Millions at Risk

Led by Los Angeles, Dozens of U.S. Cities Have Unsafe Levels of Pollution

Ozone: Top 25 Cities

Here are the top 25 cities for ozone pollution:

1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA

2. Bakersfield, CA

3. Visalia-Porterville, CA

4. Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX

5. Fresno-Madera, CA

6. Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Yuba City, CA-NV

7. Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

8. New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA

9. Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV

10. Baton Rouge-Pierre Part, LA

11. Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD

12. Charlotte-Gastonia-Salisbury, NC-SC / San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA / Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL

15. St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, MO-IL / Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

17. Merced, CA

18. El Centro, CA

19. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

20. Kansas City-Overland Park-Kansas City, MO-KS

21. Modesto, CA

22. Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman, AL

23. Las Vegas-Paradise-Pahrump, NV

24. Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI / Hanford-Corcoran, CA / Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha, WI

 

Particle Pollution: Top 25 Cities

Here are the top 25 cities for particle pollution:

1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA

2. Pittsburgh-New Castle, PA

3. Bakersfield, CA

4. Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman, AL

5.Visalia-Porterville, CA

6. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL

7. Cincinnati-Middletown-Wilmington, OH-KY-IN

8. Fresno-Madera, CA / Hanford-Corcoran, CA / Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI /Cleveland-Akron-Elyria, OH

12. Macon-Warner Robins-Fort Valley, GA

13. St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, MO-IL

14. Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH / Charleston, WV

16. Lancaster, PA / York-Hanover-Gettysburg, PA

18. Louisville-Jefferson County-Elizabethtown- Scottsburg, KY-IN

19. Rome, GA / Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

21. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

22. Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV / Canton-Massillon, OH / Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC

25. Columbus-Auburn-Opelika, GA-AL / Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

Cleanest Cities

Here are the cleanest cities for ozone pollution, in alphabetical order:

Albuquerque, NM

Ames-Boone, IA

Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

Austin-Round Rock, TX

Bangor, ME

Bellingham, WA

Bloomington, IN

Bloomington-Normal, IL

Bowling Green, KY

Brunswick, GA

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

Carson City, NV

Cedar Rapids, IA

Champaign-Urbana, IL

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

Decatur, IL

Des Moines-Newton-Pella, IA

Duluth, MN-WI

Elmira, NY

Eugene-Springfield, OR

Fargo-Wahpeton, ND-MN

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

Gadsden, AL

Gainesville, FL

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

Honolulu, HI

Lafayette-Frankfort, IN

Laredo, TX

Lexington-Fayette--Frankfort--Richmond, KY

Lincoln, NE

Logan, UT-ID

Medford, OR

Montgomery-Alexander City, AL

Naples-Marco Island, FL

Ocala, FL

Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont, NE-IA

Peoria-Canton, IL

Port St. Lucie-Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

Rapid City, SD

Reno-Sparks-Fernley, NV

Roanoke, VA

Rochester, MN

Rochester-Batavia-Seneca Falls, NY

Rockford-Freeport-Rochelle, IL

Salinas, CA

Savannah-Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA

Sioux Falls, SD

Spokane, WA

Springfield, IL

Utica-Rome, NY

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

Wilmington, NC

Yuma, AZ

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