LOS ANGELES - Hint: the answer is not Los Angeles.
The American Lung Association recently released its annual report analyzing air pollution across cities in the United States.
California is home to 7 of the 10 unhealthiest cities in the U.S. with the most smog.
The 10 California cities with the highest amount of smog are the following:
- Los Angeles-Long Beach
- San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad
- San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland
- El Centro
- Redding-Red Bluff
Now on the other side of the spectrum, one lone California city ranked among the list of top 25 cities with the least amount of smog - Salinas in Monterey County.
The 10 U.S. cities with the cleanest air:
- Urban Honolulu, Hawaii
- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, Hawaii
- Cheyenne, Wyoming
- Wilmington, North Carolina
- Casper, Wyoming
- St. George, Utah
- Bellingham, Washington
- Elmira-Corning, New York
- Sioux Falls, South Dakota
- Duluth, Minnesota/Wisconsin
The report uses data from the Environmental Protection Agency to rank the most and least polluted metro areas.
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