The worst air quality in the country is in California and New York, according to a new report form the Environmental Protection Agency.
According to the report, which was based on the EPA’s National-Scale
Air Toxics Assessment program, the two coastal states had the highest
particulate levels of toxins in their air, including lead, benzene and several
The study also found higher rates of cancer in the two states,
according to analysis by The Associated
Press, with New York having a slightly higher rate of cancer
development in its residents.
On the opposite end of the pollution scale, Wyoming, South Dakota and Montana showed the least amount of dirty air quality.