Mississippi among most polluted states
A recent study ranks Mississippi as one of the most polluted states in the country.
A study focusing on the correlation between pollution and sleep revealed Mississippi as the ninth most polluted state. The data was compiled from the American Lung Association, the EPA, and the Environment America Research and Policy Center.
The study totaled statistics for red air quality days, pounds of toxic water releases, and pounds of toxic waste management releases. Gulfport resident Laurin Cassibry said, “I do feel like Mississippi is a polluted state and partly because of all the backyard burning that we do. I feel like in other places, or in other cities, that they don’t do a lot of that in I guess like metro cities because a lot of people live in apartment complexes and duplexes.”
Alaska ranked number one on the list with Nevada and Utah following behind.