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Report: Cincinnati among top cities for air pollution

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A new report is ranking Cincinnati as a top 10 city for air pollution.

The report was released by Wall St. 24/7 and studied particle pollution figures collected by the American Lung Association between 2009 and 2011.

For each metropolitan area, the ALA noted the population and the number of people in the area with health problems that high pollution can exacerbate, such as asthma and cardiovascular disease.

The Cincinnati-Middletown area was ranked 10th worst in the country, with a year round particle pollution rank of 10th worst, an unhealthy ozone pollution rank of 14th worst and 215,984 residents with asthma.

Bakersfield-Delano, Calif. was ranked the worst area for air pollution.

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