AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Cross state pollution from ozone & particles cause premature deaths of children in the Northeast. The largest concentration of pollutants comes from the Northern Plains & Upper Midwest . Prevailing winds carry the pollution East. Just like in the dust bowl, the Black clouds swept across America. It’s another problem to concern us, if we want a healthier happier life! States with the largest polluters have the least # of deaths, since winds travels East.