Salt Lake's Pollution Not Worst In America, After All

Published on May 02, 2014 at 08:03AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) — While Utahns might say differently, Salt Lake City isn’t the most polluted City in America. According to the American Lung Association, that distinction belongs to Bakersfield, California. The group says Salt Lake City ranks only eighth in the nation for short-term particle pollution. The association’s definition of short-term pollution is the number of “unhealthy spikes” recorded in a metro area every year.