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Pittsburgh Named America's 10th-Dirtiest City

Apparently our fair city is dirtier than I ever imagined, ranking 10th in the country in a study conducted by  the American Lung Assocation. It's not the BCS, but at least it's some national ranking we can hang our hat on this fall and winter.

The study isn't based on, say, a lack of people taking showers, but rather the quality of the air we're breathing here in Pittsburgh. In the category of short-term particle pollution rank, we're #3, and in year-round particle pollution rank, #5. That's good for the old strength-of-schedule.

But it could be worse. At least we don't live in California, home to seven of the top 10 dirtiest cities. They're like the SEC of grimy air in this country, represented by Sacramento, Modesto, Hanford, Visalia, Fresno, LA, and Bakersfield. Now that's something to aspire to.

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HomeRunFromBehindTheMeatballs said...

Take that Milwaukee!

Louis Lipps is my homeboy said...

Well, we were on a roll with all the "Most liveable city" accolades, I guess we needed one to bring us back down to earth!

The Abiding Dude said...

This study is such BS...they took the air sample from Clairton, where the largest coke producer (surprisingly, no...not cocaine), in the world, is located.

I actually don't know how they didn't make #1 on the list again (it happened a year or two ago). Someone has some filthy air if it's worse than that!

Steve said...

I think the environmentalists are simply confusing the big black cloud that's been hanging over PNC Park for almost 2 decades as pollution.