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2
3
Red > 3
Green <= 2
In-between = Yellow
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Annual Particle Pollution

Value:
Measurement
Period:
2009-2011
Location: County : Miami-Dade
Comparison: Air Quality Index
Categories: Environment / Air
Health / Environmental & Occupational Health
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator gives a grade to each county in the U.S. based on the average annual number of days that exceed U.S. particle pollution standards (PM2.5).
Why this is important: 
Particle pollution refers to the amount of particulate matter in the atmosphere. Inhaling particulate matter can adversely affect health through illnesses such as asthma or cardiovascular problems, or premature death. The smaller the particulate matter, the more hazardous it is to health.
Technical Note:  The American Lung Association (ALA) assigns grades A-F to counties (A=1; B=2; C=3; D=4; F=5), based on the number of days that particle pollution exceeded US standards during the three year measurement period. The five-point grading scale was used for the distribution (Green = <2; Yellow = 2 - 3; Red = >3). The air quality data is collected by the EPA and summarized by the ALA.
Source: American Lung Association
URL of Source:   http://www.lungusa.org/
URL of Data:   http://www.stateoftheair.org/2013/states/florida/
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: April 2013

Time Series Data

2005-2007: 3 2006-2008: 3 2007-2009: 3 2008-2010: 2 2009-2011: 2
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Stayed the same
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Annual Particle Pollution

Value:
Measurement
Period:
2009-2011
Location: County : Miami-Dade
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Environment / Air
Health / Environmental & Occupational Health
What is this Indicator?
This indicator gives a grade to each county in the U.S. based on the average annual number of days that exceed U.S. particle pollution standards (PM2.5).
Why this is important: 
Particle pollution refers to the amount of particulate matter in the atmosphere. Inhaling particulate matter can adversely affect health through illnesses such as asthma or cardiovascular problems, or premature death. The smaller the particulate matter, the more hazardous it is to health.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Source: American Lung Association
URL of Source:   http://www.lungusa.org/
URL of Data:   http://www.stateoftheair.org/2013/states/florida/
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: April 2013

Time Series Data

2005-2007: 3 2006-2008: 3 2007-2009: 3 2008-2010: 2 2009-2011: 2
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How are these indicators calculated? Return to Community Dashboard Home