Dirtiest Cities in the United States

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Dirtiest Cities in the United States

The American Lung Association, which compiled the list of dirty cities, said the 20 million residents in these areas are at increased risk of asthma and chronic bronchitis.

Seven of the dirtiest cities in the U.S. are in California, where voters rejected Prop 23 last year, which would have temporarily suspended emission-reduction requirements. Businesses, which supported Prop 23, say tougher emission-reduction demands will push industry out of the state. But supporters argue that green industry will replace dirty industry when it goes.

dirtiest cities in the USThe 10 dirtiest cities are:

1. Bakersfield, Calif.
2. Los Angeles, Calif.
3. Fresno, Calif.
4. Visalia, Calif.
5. Hanford, Calif.
6. Phoenix, AZ
7. Birmingham, Ala.
8. Modesto, Calif.
9. Sacramento, Calif.
10. Pittsburgh, PA

Fortunately, no cities in our immediate area made the list! How about you? Are you living in any of these cities? How do you feel about this list?

Source: Forbes, Christopher Helman (11/15/2011)

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Joyce Herr
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Wow most are in CA, 1 in AZ and 1 in Pittsburgh - I would think more industrial cities would have higher smog.

Jan 24, 2011 10:40 AM #1
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That s a great comment Joyce. Now you've got me wondering too....

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