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American Lung Association Releases 2016 State of the Air Report

For 17 years, the American Lung Association has analyzed data from official air quality monitors to compile the State of the Air report. As stated on Lung.org, “The more you learn about the air you breathe, the more you can protect your health and take steps to make our air cleaner and healthier.” This year many top cities received failing grades. Here are the top 10 cities with the worst ozone or particle pollution:

1. Los Angeles-Long Beach, California
2. Bakersfield, California
3. Visalia-Porterville-Hanford, California
4. Fresno-Madera, California
5. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona
6. Sacramento-Roseville, California
7. Modesto-Merced, California
8. Denver-Aurora, Colorado
9. Las Vegas-Henderson, Nevada
10. Fort Collins, Colorado