Thursday, March 30, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

The 10 most polluted American cities..

Drumroll please...MY city is numero two..this is ozone only that makes a difference. Notice that numbers 2 through 5 are in the San Joaqin Valley..its the cow farts I tell the smog from Hell-A rolling in..thats my story and I am sticking to it..

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)

8 people gave us their .02 cents:

CoffeeBigPlz said...

the last hell hole I worked for was called Arden.

they had a shop in Cali.

I quit there.

they were mean

Drew said...

It's disgusting the number of days that it's offically unhealthy to go outside in that city. Most of that crap comes up from LA through the Tejon Pass and just settles because there isn't enough air movement to get it past the Sierra Nevada. The valley gets screwed in that respect.

dusty said...

I agree drew..although a lot of the crap is made here. The National Geographic had a good article on the cause and effect of San Joaquin air quality and the damn dairy farms are a main culprit..even more than car emissions it said.

John B. said...

None in the midwest, that is why us midwestern boys are so clean and healthy.

Trish said...

I'm so proud, I'm No. 6!!! And thankfully, Houston finally got bumped out of the No. 1 spot for fattest city in the U.S.

The Zombieslayer said...

Houston #6? These people on crack? That must have been after a very heavy rain.

Kurt said...

wow. Dallas/Worth is only #8?!
i don't want to breathe in the other cities!

hey dusty, did you do the Friday Random Ten? i loved your list last week. it is on annamaria's site (linked) or mine. btw, you'd like her. smart, sassy and a feminist. i <3 reading her opinions and facts.

Ms. M said...

I SO thougth I'd see Atlanta in this list!