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Air Pollution: F, Ozone Pollution: F

By Rachelle Bowden in News on Apr 28, 2005 2:55PM

2005_04_chicago_air_pollution.jpgAccording to this year's American Lung Association State of the Air Report, an annual air quality survey, Chicago ranked one of the most polluted big cities in America. Chicago recieved a big fat "F" for fine particle pollution and guess what we got for ozone pollution? Another "F". Wow. We're going to have to be held back a year or something.

But at least we're not alone. Over 52% of the US population lives in counties that have unhealthful levels of either ozone or particle pollution. Chicagoist has decided we'll take our chances with the dirty air. We'll clog our lungs and we'll like it because the alternative is to move to Alabama or Arkansas or some other nimrod state where we'd be breathing clean air but.. like.. thinking about suicide as an alternative to being bored out of our minds every freaking day. We love Chicago enough that we're willing to stay here and breath soot on a daily basis! But let's look on the bright side - at least we're not as polluted as LA or Bakersfield.

Image via English News Network