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Annual Particle Pollution

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).

Annual Particle Pollution

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Comparison: Air Quality Index 

2

Measurement Period: 2010-2012

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Environment / Air, Health / Environmental & Occupational 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.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: May 2014
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Why is this 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.

Annual Particle Pollution : Time Series

2005-2007: 3 2006-2008: 3 2007-2009: 3 2008-2010: 2 2009-2011: 2 2010-2012: 2

Annual Particle Pollution

Comparison: Prior Value 

2

Measurement Period: 2010-2012

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Environment / Air, Health / Environmental & Occupational 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.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: May 2014

Why is this 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.

Annual Particle Pollution : Time Series

2005-2007: 3 2006-2008: 3 2007-2009: 3 2008-2010: 2 2009-2011: 2 2010-2012: 2