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This booklet records how a lot U.S. air caliber has superior in contemporary a long time and provides via some distance the main actual photograph on hand of continuous pollution difficulties and the way to handle them.
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NOTES: The graphs were constructed by averaging the annual number of ozone exceedance days during 2004–6 at each site and then calculating the average and range of these values for each state. Figure 2-5 on page 34 shows the extent to which a few California areas are in a class by themselves in terms of ozone pollution, and also the extent to which ozone can vary from place to place even within a county. S. html (accessed March 21, 2007). NOTES: The two left bars show the percentage of metropolitan areas that violated the 8-hour ozone standard based on data for 2002–4 (“as of 2004”) and 2004–6 (“as of 2006”).
AIR QUALITY TRENDS 15 FIGURE 1-1 LONG-TERM TRENDS IN PARTICULATE MATTER IN PITTSBURGH Clean Air Act Passed TSP (µg/m3) Dustfall (tons/square-mile/year) 300 Pittsburgh TSP 250 Pittsburgh Dustfall National Avg. TSP, 122 sites 200 National Avg. TSP, 1,109 sites 150 100 50 0 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 Year SOURCES: Pittsburgh data are from C. I. Davidson, “Air Pollution in Pittsburgh: A Historical Perspective,” Journal of the Air Pollution Control Association 29 (1979): 1035–41. National data are from H.
All regions of the country are represented, and the period of overlap suggests that both groups of sites are representative of trends in PM10 levels across the country. Figure 3-5 also shows more recent trends and a wider array of locations by including data for 441 sites that operated from 1999 to 2004. html (accessed January 15, 2006). 5. Note that the trend based on all sites is different from that based on continuous sites. For all sites, PM10 declines through 1993, but then rises for a few years, leveling off after 1998.
Air Quality in America: A Dose of Reality on Air Pollution Levels, Trends, and Health Risks by Joel M. Schwartz, Steven F. Hayward