The 10 Worst Places to Live in the US for Air Pollution

Birmingham, Alabama, a city marked by its industrial past and racial divides, now breathes air with PM2.5 levels that speak of continued inequality.

Atlanta's most polluted areas align with old redlining maps, a stark reminder of how past injustices shape present environments.

Indianapolis, the crossroads of America, faces its own crosswinds of pollution, with transportation contributing to high PM2.5 levels across its central neighborhoods.

Pennsylvania’s rural expanse faces a scattered but significant air pollution problem, challenging the common perceptions of pollution.

In St. Louis, the Delmar Divide isn't just a socioeconomic boundary; it's a line between clean and polluted air, with the northern parts bearing the brunt of PM2.5 pollutants.

Houston's heart beats with industry and freeways, encircling communities of color with some of the highest pollution levels nationwide.

Chicago's South and West Sides tell a story of pollution that's densely woven into the fabric of its historically minority-majority neighborhoods.