Eww! Arizona cities ranked by air pollution

Posted at 11:33 AM, Apr 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-29 14:33:14-04

Which Arizona cities have the highest levels of pollution in the air? compared air quality statistics of major cities across America, then ranked the cities using four major factors.

Six Arizona cities made the national list. Lake Havasu, Kingman, Show Low, Payson and Nogales were also included in the study.

Watch the video above to see how clean your neighborhood air is! 

Overall Rank is a composite score they created using the amount of each pollutant determined by the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Ground Level Ozone is the main component in smog and is far more dangerous than upper regions of ozone. Breathing this type of draft can lead to both short and long-term respiratory problems. Fine Particulate Matter is identified as "small particles" floating in the air – also very harmful because the tiny pieces have the ability to dive deeper into your lungs.

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