Houston is one of America's most polluted cities

America’s Most Polluted Cities
— reported by Wired News

U.S. cities continue to pollute at a great rate. Still, to put this in perspective, they are all better than Chinese cities that hold the title of the world’s worst. The Chinese wrested that title from Mexico City — since all 10 in China are more polluted than Mexico’s capital.

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Ten Most Polluted U.S. Cities (ozone rated only)

  1. Los Angeles (including Long Beach and Riverside, California)
  2. Bakersfield, California
  3. Fresno-Madera, California
  4. Visalia-Porterville, California
  5. Merced, California
  6. Houston (Baytown and Huntsville, Texas)
  7. Sacramento (Arden and Arcade, California, and Truckee, Nevada)
  8. Dallas/Forth Worth
  9. New York (Newark, New Jersey, and Bridgeport, Connecticut)
  10. Philadelphia (Camden and Vineland, New Jersey)

Source: American Lung Association (for 2005)

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