Southern US city tops list of dirtiest cities in the country, study finds

A recent survey named the “dirtiest” city in the United States, and this year’s top spot is none other than Houston, Texas, taking the crown from last year’s dirtiest city, Newark, in New Jersey, according to a recent survey.

Houston’s ranking in the LawnStarter study is the result of a comparison of 152 American cities in the categories of pollution, living conditions, infrastructure and customer satisfaction.

The study indicates that Houston, also known as Space City, is the third most polluted of all cities ranked, behind San Bernardino, California, and Peoria, Arizona. She cites another study that “found that the city’s petrochemical facilities were seriously violating EPA safety standards.” guidelines.”

LawnStarter data indicates that Houston ranks “third in greenhouse gas emissions from large industrial facilities,” and that the city “also has the largest cockroach problem.”

A spokesperson for Houston’s Solid Waste Management Department — which is in charge of waste collection, disposal and recycling — did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.

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Last year’s defending champion Newark slipped to second overall.

The top 10 is completed by San Bernardino; Detroit, Michigan; Jersey City, New Jersey; Bakersfield, California; San Antonio, TX; Fresno, California; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Yonkers, New York. New York City arrived at 12 p.m.

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The Houston, Texas skyline at dusk and the commuter traffic of I-45. (Jeff Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

So why is all this important? LawnStarter said the study aimed to get people to look beyond trash, pests and poor waste management, saying the negative effects of living in dirty cities may be worse than people realize. think, citing health concerns such as lung cancer, heart disease and stroke. come from air pollution.

“Here’s the bottom line: Dirty cities aren’t just an eyesore—they also damage our bodies and our wallets,” says LawnStarter.

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New York City, where a store is seen here after looting in 2022, is not even in the top 10 dirtiest cities in the United States. (Andre Brown/LOCAL NEWS

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LawnStarter provides lawn care providers to customers through its website and mobile app. The company used the survey to attract new business.

“Clean cities tend to have lots of tidy, healthy, green lawns,” they said.

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