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Criteria Air Pollutant Report: DEKALB County, GA
 
 
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    DEKALB County
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  • Air Quality Rankings: Health Risks, Exposure, and Emissions
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    Carbon Monoxide emissions:
    Nitrogen Oxides emissions:
    PM-2.5 emissions:
    PM-10 emissions:
    Sulfur Dioxide emissions:
    Volatile Organic Compound emissions:
    Air Quality Index:
    Ozone 1-hour average concentration:
    Ozone 8-hour average concentration:
    PM-2.5 24-hour average concentration:
    PM-10 24-hour average concentration:
    Person-days in exceedance of national air quality standard for ozone (1-hour):
    Person-days in exceedance of national air quality standard for ozone (8-hour):
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  • Health Risks
  • Population Exposed to Unhealthy Levels of Criteria Air Pollutants:

    Pollutant Person-days
    in exceedance
    of NAAQS
    Ozone
        8-hour average 4,720,338
    Lead
        Quarterly average 674,334
    Ozone
        1-hour average 674,334
    PM-25
        Annual arithmetic mean 674,334


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  • Exposures to Criteria Air Pollutants
  • Nonattainment Status:
    This county is in the Atlanta, GA nonattainment area for failing to meet the national ambient air quality standard for the following criteria air pollutants:
    1. Ozone
    Air Quality Index:
    Percentage of days with good air quality:53
    Percentage of days with moderate air quality:45
    Percentage of days with unhealthful air quality for sensitive populations:2
    Percentage of days with unhealthful air quality:0
    Maximum AQI level in 2003147
    Median AQI level in 200348
    90th Percentile AQI level in 200375
    Air Quality Index
    0 - 50 Good
    50 - 100 Moderate
    100 - 200 Unhealthful
    200 - 300 Very Unhealthful
    300 - 500 Hazardous
    2003 Summary of Pollutant Concentrations:
    Pollutant NAAQS
    Standard
    Highest
    Recorded
    Concentration
    Second
    Highest
    Recorded
    Concentration
    Number
    of NAAQS
    Exceedances
    Stations
    Monitoring
    Pollutant
    Carbon monoxide
        1-hour average 35 ppm3.2 ppm3.2 ppm 0 2
        8-hour average 9 ppm2.9 ppm2.6 ppm 0 2
    Lead
        Quarterly average 1.5 ug/m35.96 ug/m3.1 ug/m3 1 2
    Nitrogen dioxide
        Annual arithmetic mean 0.053 ppm.01 ppm.01 ppm 0 2
    Ozone
        1-hour average 0.12 ppm.12 ppm.11 ppm 1 2
        8-hour average 0.08 ppm.1 ppm.09 ppm 7 2
    PM-25
        24-hour average 65 ug/m348 ug/m347 ug/m3 0 2
        Annual arithmetic mean 15 ug/m315.4 ug/m315 ug/m3 1 2
    PM-10
        24-hour average 150 ug/m394 ug/m391 ug/m3 0 1
        Annual arithmetic mean 50 ug/m327 ug/m30 ug/m3 0 1
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  • 1999 Emissions Summary of Criteria Air Pollutants
  • (Expressed in tons of pollutant emitted)
      Carbon
    monoxide
    Nitrogen
    oxides
    PM-2.5 PM-10 Sulfur
    dioxide
    Volatile
    organic
    compounds
    Mobile Sources240,80829,4513,62912,1212,26522,170
    Area Sources18,1762,6352,8517,1934388,450
    Point Sources1311821101,887
    All sources259,11532,2696,48119,3152,70332,506
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