Iowa isn't necessarily the first place that comes to mind when thinking of states with the worst air quality. In fact, according to the World Population Review Website, the Hawkeye State has some of the best air quality in the entire country, coming in at number 8 on the latest rankings.

With that being said, some cities and towns in Iowa are far worse than others. This is due to various factors, including high levels of carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, particle pollution, and ground-level ozone.

This is a real-time look at cities and towns in Iowa with the worst air quality at present, according to the website, IQ Air. And a few of the places on this list might seem quite surprising.

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Where Are The Worst Towns in Iowa for Air Quality?

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Here Are the 10 Worst Towns for Air Quality in all of Iowa:

LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time Iowa
Most polluted city ranking

#CITYUS AQI
1West Des Moines

85

2Fairfield

84

3Council Bluffs

79

4Keokuk

74

5Clive

73

6Carter Lake

71

7Davenport

68

8Des Moines

66

9Stanton

66

10Dubuque

64

While West Des Moines may be the worst for air quality in the state of Iowa, it isn't even close to some of the worst in the U.S.

For example, Cumming, Georiga has an Air Quality Index of 141, Charles Town has an AQI of 151, and the Los Angeles suburb of Baldwin Park, California has an AQI of a whopping 153.

To view the real-time ranking of the U.S. cities with the worst air quality, check out the article from IQ Air, here.

Story Sources: IQ Air WebsiteWorld Population Review Website

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It's a great day for Iowans. The first ever Major League Baseball game was played in Dyersville, Iowa last night (August 12) in The Field of Dreams game and it was awesome!

What a great way to showcase a beautiful state and celebrate the hospitality of Iowans.

Iowa may seem far away from Tinsel Town, but The Hawkeye State has produced many famous actors, musicians, and athletes!

The following 13 are just the tip of the iceberg!

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