This map illustrates exactly how unhealthy parts of Houston are

The results of a data-driven map show exactly how Houston fares in the how-clean-is-the-air-we-breathe department.

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On the whole, the map, from HealthyEnviron, shows the city has a moderate air quality score of 37. Areas needing improvement include “particulate matter, nitric oxide, carbon monoxide and ground-level ozone.”

However, there are some parts of the region that suffer from exceedingly poor health, the map shows. Those communities include: Almeda, Alief, Braeburn, Greenspoint, Northside, Acres Homes and East Downtown.

Reasons cited for the low rankings include high levels of carbon monoxide and population obesity.

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Surprisingly, the map showed that Houston residents don’t struggle too badly with asthma- or smoking-related issues on the whole, when compared to other areas of the country.

Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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