El Paso, TX (KDBC) — The Borderland ranks as one of the most polluted areas in the country. The American Lung Association released their numbers Thursday showing the 25 cities most polluted by short-term and year-long particle pollution.
El paso and Las Cruces were combined as one on the list and ranked number 8 for year-long and 9 for short term.
The American Lung Association said that both types of particle pollution can be very dangerous to breathe. Breathing particle pollution can trigger illness, hospitalization and premature death.