Revealed: Most Polluted Cities in the United States in 2023

In 2023, SG Analytics highlighted the most polluted cities in the United States, underscoring a significant public health crisis. The report identifies Columbus, Ohio, as the city with the highest levels of PM2.5 particles, followed by Atlanta, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Dallas. Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA, tops the list for overall pollution, with California cities frequently appearing due to their geography and industrial activity.

The analysis points out that air pollution, primarily from fossil fuel combustion, reduces life expectancy and exacerbates health issues like respiratory diseases and heart conditions. Efforts for stricter pollution regulations and community monitoring are essential for improving air quality and public health. Visit the SG Analytics blog to read more about the pollution crisis and its implications for American cities.