10 Cities with the Worst Air Pollution in the US

Now let’s check out the list of the cities with the worst air pollution in the US with insider Monkey’s great compilation. They, at Insider Monkey come up with excellent articles that are always worth reading them. When people plan to move to another place they usually consider various things: costs of living, entertainment and fun possibilities, schools, crime rates, hospitals – and it’s also important to check air pollution, too. My home country in Europe where I live, never had to face with serious air pollution until the latest times, when the air of the capital city was so smoggy, that cars weren’t allowed to enter the boundary of the city. It was pretty frightening for me – as i lived there at that time. But where is the worst air quality in the US today? Is there anything we can do? Governments all around the world are implementing laws and sharing recommendations to improve the quality of the air, and the US government isn’t an exception.

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Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of cities with the worst air pollution in the US from their list.

The first area is Philadelphia – Reading – Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD. These cities are not doing well since they moved from 16th to 11th position for particle-pollution. However, when it comes to the ozone pollution, there is a small improvement, since cities moved from 18th to 22nd place on the list which is great; however, more than 7.18 million citizens are still exposed to air of bad quality. The next area on our short list  should be Houston – The Woodlands, TX. This area is showing very poor results when it comes to particle-pollution. The cities in this area moved from the 23rd place in 2016 to 16th in 2017. As for ozone pollution, the situation is similar since this area moved from 15h to 12th place during the same period. Something needs to be done soon, as 6.85 million people are at constant risk of developing various diseases. At last, but not least we are mentioning El Centro, CA. Not everything is bad for El Centro, as there are small improvements. In the period of 2016/2017, El Centro moved from 10th to 7th when it comes to particle-pollution, and from 12th to 14th place on the list of most ozone-polluted metro areas in the US. However, the US government should continue working on reducing the pollution even though “only” 180,191 people live there.

For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 10 cities with the worst air pollution in the US.

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