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Houston has been named the dirtiest city in America by new research

Houston has been named the dirtiest city in America by new research

According to a recent survey by Lawn Starters, a lawn care service, Houston tops the list of the dirtiest cities in America. The report highlights several factors that contribute to Houston’s ranking. These include pollution, living conditions and infrastructure problems.

“Houston ranks third in greenhouse gas emissions from large industrial facilities,” the study notes.

In addition, the city reportedly has the worst cockroach problem in the country. This is evident from data from the Census Bureau.

The study also notes that Houston is the third most polluted city in the country. It is largely due to violations of EPA safety guidelines by the city’s petrochemical facilities. Based on an analysis of EPA data, Greater Houston was also found to have the second-worst air quality in the country.

Other cities that made the top 10 dirtiest list include Newark, New Jersey; San Bernardino, California; Detroit, MI; Jersey City, New Jersey; Bakersfield, California; San Antonio, Texas; Fresno, California; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Yonkers, New York. Several other Texas cities made the top 50, including El Paso, Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin, which ranked 56th.

Lawn Starter’s research evaluated data from 200 of the largest U.S. cities, focusing on pollution, living conditions, infrastructure and consumer satisfaction. The analysts calculated weighted scores for each city in these categories to determine the final rankings.

Source: Houston Chronicle

Houston has been named the dirtiest city in America by new research

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