Popular now on WCYB.com

America's most polluted cities

POSTED: 2:51 PM Nov 04 2011   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Oct 01 2014

Just how dirty is the air you breathe? The American Lung Association has released its latest list of the most polluted U.S. cities.

Cleanest - Generic
1 / 22
David McNew/Getty Images

Just how dirty is the air you breathe? The American Lung Association's annual report of the most polluted cities in the U.S. rates communities on levels of ozone, sulfur dioxide, air-borne particulates and tainted tap water. Here are the 20 cities most polluted by year-round particle pollution:

Around The Watercooler

House and keys

Couple's new home burns as they sign deed

A Pennsylvania couple feared the vacant next-door house would burn down, and they turned out to be right -- the house burned as they were signing a purchase deed.

Generic Clock

Teacher says breakfast made him late to school 111 times

An elementary school teacher says eating breakfast caused him to be late for work 111 times.

Nitama, Kishi Station's new cat stationmaster

Meet Nitama, Japan's new cat stationmaster

It's one of the most closely guarded succession plans outside of North Korea: Who will replace Tama?

Japan's cute cat stationmaster passed away earlier this year, leaving a kitty-shaped hole in the country's heart and its 27,000 kilometer-long railway...

Empty airport security line, Hurricane Sandy

Airline passenger chugs bottle of cognac at security gate

An air traveler in China chugged an entire bottle of pricey cognac before attempting to board her flight in Beijing because security wouldn't allow the bottle of booze on board.

Man bathroom

One man's waste is another's medicine

It's the middle of the day for Eric, a 24-year-old research assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and nature is calling.

advertisement

Email Sign-Up

advertisement