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Air Pollution High in California Cities

American Lung Association Finds State Has High Ozone and Particulate Pollution

Ozone: 25 Worst Cities continued...

1.       Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, Calif.

2.       Bakersfield, Calif.

3.       Visalia-Porterville, Calif.

4.       Fresno-Madera, Calif.

5.       Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, Texas

6.       Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Yuba City, Calif.-Nev.

7.       Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas  

8.       Charlotte-Gastonia-Salisbury, N.C.-S.C.  

9.       Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz.

10.   El Centro, Calf.

11.   Hanford-Corcoran, Calif.  

12.   Las Vegas-Paradise-Pahrump, Nev.

13.   San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, Calif.

14.   Washington, D.C.-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, Md.-Va.-W.Va.  

15.   Cincinnati-Middletown-Wilmington, Ohio -Ky.- Ind.

16.   Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md.  

17.   St.Louis-St.Charles-Farmington, Mo.-Ill.  

18.   New York-Newark-Bridgeport, N.Y.-N.J.-Conn.-Pa.  

19.   Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette, Tenn.

20.   Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman, Ala.

21.   Baton Rouge-Pierre Part, La.

22.   Kansas City-Overland Park-Kansas City, Mo.-Kan.

23.   Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, Ga.-Ala.

24.   Merced, Calif.

25.   Memphis, Tenn.-Miss.-Ark.

Particle Pollution: 25 Worst Cities

Here are the 25 worst metropolitan areas for short-term particle pollution:

1.       Pittsburgh-New Castle, Pa.  

2.       Fresno-Madera, Calif.

3.       Bakersfield, Calif.

4.       Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, Calif.

5.       Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman, Ala.

6.       Salt Lake City-Ogden-Clearfield, Utah

7.       Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Yuba City, Calif.-Nev.

8.       Logan, Utah-Idaho

9.       Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, Ill.-Ind.-Wis.  

10.   Detroit-Warren-Flint, Mich.

11.   Indianapolis-Anderson-Columbus, Ind.

12.   Visalia-Porterville, Calif.

13.   Eugene-Springfield, Ore.

14.   Washington, D.C.-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, Md.-Va.-W.Va

15.   Hanford-Corcoran, Calif.

16.   New York-Newark-Bridgeport, N.Y.-N.J.- Conn.- Pa.

17.   Modesto, Calif.

18.   Merced, Calif.

19.   Louisville-Jefferson County-Elizabethtown-Scottsburg, Ky.-Ind.

20.   Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, Pa.-N.J.-Del-Md.  

21.   San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, Calif.

22.   Provo-Orem, Utah

23.   San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, Calif.  

24.   Harrisburg-Carlisle-Lebanon, Pa.

25.   St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, Mo-Ill.  

Cleanest Cities

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

  • Billings, Mont.
  • Carson City, Nevada 
  • Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
  • Fargo-Wahpeton, N.D.-Minn. 
  • Honolulu
  • Laredo, Texas
  • Lincoln, Neb.
  • Port St. Lucie-Sebastian-Vero Beach, Fla.
  • Sioux Falls, S.D.



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