I love these lists: “10 worst cities for…” (in the U.S.)

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Since I had a list of the 10 most (Int’l) liveable cities, I thought I’d complement the list with the 10 worst cities for your health. The lists include cities to avoid for Asthma Sufferers, Staged Accidents, Vehicle Theft, Raising Kids, Commuting, and for your Eyes.

Original found here: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/50040/the_ten_worst_cities_for_your_health.html

The Ten Worst Cities For Asthma Sufferers

If you value your health, and you live in Scranton, Richmond, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Greensboro, Youngstown, St. Louis or Detroit, then you might want to consider relocating to a city that has cleaner air since the ten cities listed are among the top worst for asthma sufferers. Breathing problems are already a top priority among people who suffer from respiratory problems, and researchers have given people the heads up on places to avoid living if you suffer from these types of health issues. Researchers developed their list from three major categories that affect asthma sufferers which include medical factors, risk, and prevalence. Also included on the list of the worst place for asthma sufferers to live was Knoxville, Cincinnati, Toledo, Baton Rouge, Pittsburgh, and Memphis.

The Ten Worst Cities for Staged Accidents

Bad drivers are everywhere, but if you happen to be driving through Miami, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Tampa, Cleveland, Orlando, New York City or Boston you might find yourself right in the middle of a staged accident scam. These ten cities were listed as having the worst staged accident crime spree’s by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, and while the goal of these scammers is to collect on insurance premiums from bogus claims that they have received whiplash from a rear end collision resulting from slamming on their brakes in front of an unknowing driver, innocent victims are severely hurt or killed from these contrived collisions which has become known as the swoop and squat tactic.

The Ten Worst Cities for Vehicle Theft

If you own an expensive vehicle, then you may not want to live in a city close to a seaport or within proximity to the border of Mexico or Canada as most car thefts involve smuggling the vehicles by ship or hiding them in trucking containers to easily cross borders. The cities listed as the worst when it comes to vehicle theft were Phoenix, Fresno, Modesto, Stockton, Las Vegas, Miami, Sacramento, Oakland, Seattle, and Tacoma. As for the top cars on the thieves lists of must haves are Hondas and Toyotas according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

The Ten Worst Cities To Raise Kids

When it comes to raising kids in a safe environment with little to no gang activity, murders, drugs, or other dangers that some cities have serious problems with, then you definitely want to avoid living in Detroit, Camden, N.J., St. Louis, Atlanta, Gary, Hartford, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, Richmond and Birmingham. It’s a fact that problems occur in just about every city, but according to the crime rankings listed by the F.B.I., these cities listed as the ten worst ones to raise kids.

The Ten Worst Cities for Commuting

Not everyone is fortunate enough to live close to their job, and sometimes the better paying job means commuting, but who wants to add two hours to their already long day by being stuck in traffic? The answer is nobody, and by avoiding the ten worst cities when it comes to commuting you will also be limiting road rage, stress, and wear and tear on your vehicle. The U.S. Census Department lists New York City, Chicago, Newark, N.J., Riverside, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Miami, Baltimore, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. as the top ten worst cities for commuting, mainly due to traffic jams, accidents, road work, and distance.

The Ten Worst Cities For Your Eyes

Our eyes are the windows to our universe, and UV rays, pollution, dust, dry climates, and altitudes can affect our eyes causing unnecessary strain which leads to the need for glasses or contact lenses. In fact, Vistakon, a division of Johnson & Johnson teamed up with Sperling, who analyses and ranks cities to determine which ones give very little environmental relief for eyes. The study was based on humidity, sunny days, and other environmental factors, and concluded that the ten worst cities for eye health were Denver, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, Wichita, Las Vegas, Kansas City, El Paso, Chicago, Phoenix and Tulsa.

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