Reno ranks in top 10 for worst cities in air pollution

Reno Skyline at Sunrise, northern Nevada (Sinclair Broadcast Group)

The Biggest Little City is known for a lot of iconic things, but healthy air is not one of them.

According to the American Lung Association's 2017 "State of the Air" Report, Reno-Carson City-Fernley rank #10 for short-term particle pollution nationwide.

Bakersfield, Fresno, Visalia, Modesto, Fairbanks, San Jose, Salt Lake City, and Los Angeles all ranked worse than Reno.

The cities are ranked by the air quality in the most polluted county in the metropolitan area. Select your city name to open links to a chart of the trends for ozone and year-round particle levels, as well as more information about air pollution and the local Lung Association. Note that some cities rank high on one list and don’t show up on other lists because of the differences in their pollution problems. Each city includes all the counties that form the economic and transportation network that makes up the metropolitan area as defined by the federal government.

To see the full report, click here.

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