The most polluted cities in the US in 2017 is another great compilation of Insider Monkey that is really worth checking out. As everybody probably knows there are several types of pollution: air pollution, noise pollution, water pollution etc. If you are planning to decide where to move in the US, one of the main aspects you may consider is pollution. One of the most air polluted city in the world is considered to be Zabol in Iran. This city basically looks like a cloud of dust, which is considered to be a meteorological phenomenon. But now we are showing you a list of American cities, so come with us!
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked four of most polluted cities in the US in 2017 from their list.
The first city is Hartford-West Hartford, CT. This city is also ranked 72nd for 24-hour particle pollution out of 186 metropolitan areas and 148th out of 184 metropolitan areas for annual particle pollution. Moreover, there are approximately 935 people that are suffering from lung cancer and 123,794 that have adult asthma. The total population of the city is, however, more than 1.4 million. The second city on our list is Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem, UT. This city is in the 86th place for annual particle pollution out of 184 metropolitan areas. Besides, a number of people that have the problem with adult asthma are 154,727, while there are 653 persons with lung cancer. Now we are mentioning Fort Collins, CO. It is one of the most polluted cities in the US for this year as it is ranked 46th for 24-hour particle pollution out of 186 metropolitan areas and 158th for annual particle pollution out of 184 metropolitan area. Moreover, there are 141 people that deal with lung cancer and more than 20,000 with adult asthma. At last, but not least let’s check out the numbers of Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ. In this area, there is a big number of people who are suffering from lung cancer (2,232). Moreover, more than 300,000 people have adult asthma. That is one of the reasons why Phoenix is ranked 24th for 24-hour particle pollution out of 186 metropolitan areas and 47th for annual particle pollution out of 184 metropolitan areas.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 25 most polluted cities in the US in 2017.