10 most polluted cities of the United States of America

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The U.S. is a melting pot — of ozone, particle and short-term pollution. Every day, humans create a dangerous mix of harmful contaminants that are slowly but surely destroying our environment. Here are the top 10 U.S. cities with the worst air pollution in 2014.

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10 Most Polluted Cities In the United States of America The

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Los Angeles-Long Beach, Calif. Smog covers downtown Los Angeles on April 28, 2009. The total population of the metropolitan area is 18,238,998. The city trio was also the top polluted area in 2013.

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Visalia-Porterville-Hanford, Calif. Canadian geese fly over a field near Visalia, Calif. on Feb. 5, 2014. The area, which also placed second in 2013, has a population of 603,341.

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Bakersfield, Calif. A bronze hue settles over a dry highway in Bakersfield, Calif. The city faced an intense drought following a heat wave in 2006. The area’s population is 856,158.

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Fresno-Madera, Calif. Kearney Park in Fresno, Calif. is covered in smog on Jan. 24, 2011. The population of Fresno and Madera is 1,100,113.

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Sacramento-Roseville, Calif. An owl flies over the pink skies of foggy Bethel Island, down in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, on Sept. 29, 2005. The area has a population of 2,462,722.

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Houston-The Woodlands, Texas The blazing-hot city of Houston is covered in smog on June 26, 2000. The mega Houston-Baytown-Huntsville area has a total population of 6,371,677.

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Modesto-Merced, Calif. A single tree sits in a vastly empty field in Merced, Calif. The West Coast continues to dominate the top 10 list with Modesto and Merced, with a combined population of 784,031

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Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas-OK Dallas is covered in chilly snow in this photo taken from the 37th floor of a Sheraton hotel on Feb. 4, 2011. The combined Dallas-Fort Worth area boasts a population of 7,095,411

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Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, D.C. The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. is covered in a hazy fog in Aug. 7, 2007. The metropolitan hotspot, with a population of 9,331,587, is tied for eighth place with the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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Las Vegas-Henderson, Nev.-Ariz. Las Vegas, the party city, and Henderson in Arizona round out the list, with a combined population of 2,247,056.

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