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some of the most polluted places on the planet - air wise. Gary IN for one. - tele

My first job out of college was Consumers Power in Jackson, Michigan followed by another job in Toledo, Ohio. The succubus' (ex wife) parents lived in Chicago. During the seven or eight years we lived in Michigan or Ohio, we drove I-94 to Chicago and back countless times.

You could always tell when you were approaching Gary as the air got progressively worse. The haze was bad enough to make your eyes burn sometimes but really it was the stench that was the worst part, really concentrated as you passed through the heart of the beast. Among other things they had a lot of paint factories there.

Not sure Gary is still like that (how could it be) but back in the 70's it was reliably bad. I can't imagine living there and what that would do to your lungs over a lifetime.
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