American Lung Association Report Details Air Pollution In U.S. Cities

July 1, 2008

The American Lung Associationreleased their State of the Air report on Thursday, revealing the worst cities in the U.S. in terms of air pollution. Pittsburgh managed to overtake Los Angeles in regards to short-term particle pollution...Washington (ChattahBox) – The American Lung Association released their State of the Air report on Thursday, revealing the worst cities in the U.S. in terms of air pollution. Pittsburgh managed to overtake Los Angeles in regards to short-term particle pollution.

In the short-term, Pittsburgh is now the worst for ash, soot, chemicals, metals, smog, ozone, etc.

The ALA stated that this can irritate the lungs greatly, and can lead to asthma, heart attacks as well as other cardiovascular disease.

Pittsburgh is now in second place in terms of long-term particle pollution behind Los Angeles.

The American Lung Association is calling for change now to clean up the air as 40% of Americans live among pollution.

Top 10 U.S. Cities Most Polluted by Short-Term Particle Pollution

1. Pittsburgh, PA

2. Los Angeles, CA

3. Fresno, CA

4. Bakersfield, CA

5. Birmingham, AL

6. Logan, UT

7. Salt Lake CIty, UT

8. Sacramento, CA

9. Detroit MI

10. Baltimore, MD

Top 10 U.S. Cities Most Polluted By Year-Round Particle Pollution

1. Los Angeles, CA

2. Pittsburgh, PA

3. Bakersfield, CA

4. Birmingham, AL

5. Visalia, CA

6. Atlanta, GA

7. Cincinnati, OH

8. Fresno, CA

9. Hanford, CA

10. Detroit, MI


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