Surprise, Surprise, San Francisco Is Among the Dirtiest Cities in America
|Seagulls ... the real culprits|
Along with getting fat, we're also getting filthy.
According to Travel + Leisure magazine, San Francisco was ranked No. 11 on the list of America's dirtiest cities. We're squeezed right there between Houston, which came in at No. 10, and Washington, D.C. Here's the silver lining: We aren't as big of a cesspool as Los Angeles, which ranked No. 4 on the list.
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San Francisco is well-liked for its diverse cuisines and kick-ass fine dining. We also love our street food, and obviously we love to leave our food in the street, literally. You can read all about how trashy we are from the magazine itself, which compiled this list based on reader surveys:
All that takeout can pile up. A recent study found that one of the biggest culprits for pollution in the San Francisco Bay is food containers -- though ironically, they may be floating in from neighboring cities.That's a good point. So go ahead, blame your mess on your cousins in Oakland.
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