10 Shocking Facts On The Worst Air Polluted Cities In The US

Birmingham, Alabama

Formerly known as the steel capital of the South, Birmingham still has enough factories churning to create poor air quality. It’s the eighth-worst area in the nation in terms of particle pollution.

Bakersfield, California

Lots of agriculture in the area creates some of the worst air pollution in the United States. It doesn’t help that it’s located in a valley that is almost entirely surrounded by mountains, keeping the nasty particles of dust and pesticides in the area. Bakersfield is third-worst in pollution by ozone.