The passage and implementation of the Clean Air Act instigated huge progress in cleaning up the our air over the last 40 years, but there’s still a long way to go to reduce air pollution, including greenhouse gases.

Every year, the American Lung Association (ALA) ranks cities for their air quality. California has the most cities on the most polluted list.

By Ozone By Year Round Particle Pollution By Short-Term Particle Pollution
#1: Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA
#2: Visalia-Porterville-Hanford, CA
#3: Bakersfield, CA
#4: Fresno-Madera, CA
#5: Sacramento-Roseville, CA
#6: Houston-The Woodlands, TX
#7: Modesto-Merced, CA
#8: Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA
#9: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX-OK
#10: Las Vegas-Henderson, NV-AZ
#1: Fresno-Madera, CA
#2: Visalia-Porterville-Hanford, CA
#3: Bakersfield, CA
#3: Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA
#5: Modesto-Merced, CA
#6: Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA-OH-WV
#7: El Centro, CA
#8: El Paso-Las Cruces, TX-NM
#9: St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, MO-IL
#10: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
#1: Fresno-Madera, CA
#2: Visalia-Porterville-Hanford, CA
#3: Bakersfield, CA
#4: Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA
#5: Modesto-Merced, CA
#6: Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA-OH-WV
#7: Fairbanks, AK
#8: Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem, UT
#9: El Paso-Las Cruces, TX-NM
#10: San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA

 

ALA has a helpful interactive tool that enables you to compare cities, learn about the health risks and who is most vulnerable to air pollution, and look up the air quality in your district.

You can always look up current conditions at www.airnow.gov or sign up for alerts in your area.