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Old 10-03-2013, 11:02 AM
 
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Which state or states, are the cleanest, in your opinion, in terms of air pollution, dirty water...?

I picture some place like North Dakota having clean air with its wide open spaces and sparse popluation, but with so much farming there I'd question the cleanliness of the drinking water due to chemicals used in the fields for weeds, etc.

Here in Indiana i know thing are not clean. Between the factories polluting the air and the farm chemicals...yuck.

What about the Pacific Northwest? I have never been there, but I can't imagine there is a lot of farm chemical issues. Not sure about factories and air pollution.
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:17 AM
 
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Florida is the cleanest in terms of air pollution
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:30 AM
 
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Hawaii IMO. Only issue from air pollution isn't from factories and cars but rather the volcanoes on the Big Island occasionally, or "vog". But other than that the air and water seam really clean.
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:04 AM
 
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Maine and Vermont seemed pretty clean to me.
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:58 AM
 
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Hawaii and Vermont
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:19 AM
 
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Florida is the cleanest in terms of air pollution
Florida is pretty clean overall when factoring in water quality as well. Otherwise I would say the Upper New England states (VT, NH and ME) plus the Upper Midwest/Plains (ND, SD, MN) and Rocky Mountain states (CO, WY, MT). Hawaii is an obvious given it's location.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:52 AM
 
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I didn't think about upper New England. Thanks for that. I keep struggling with this internal desire to move somewhere else so my kids are raised in a "Clean" environment. I know thru personal family situations that things like Parkinson's Disease are prevalent in rural farming communities-probably b/c of the exposure to the farming chemicals that are used. And they have a significant family history of cancer on the other side of the family and I can't help but feel that constant exposure to dirty air and water play a role in that. Hence my desire to find a clean place to raise them.
Thanks for the input!
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:09 AM
 
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Are there any clean states that don't have a low population density?
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:45 AM
 
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Are there any clean states that don't have a low population density?
Florida would qualify in that department.
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Old 09-24-2018, 07:58 PM
 
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California, despite ultra liberal politics, is ironically not very clean.

Then again, Los Angeles air quality looks excellent compared to most world cities, including Paris.
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