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Criteria Air Pollutant Report: SUFFOLK County, MA
 
 
  • Map Locating the Pollution Sources

    SUFFOLK 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 (8-hour):
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  • Environmental Justice Analysis for SUFFOLK County

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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 1,361,410


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  • Exposures to Criteria Air Pollutants
  • Nonattainment Status:
    This county is in the Boston-Lawrence-Worcester (E. MA), MA-NH 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:55
    Percentage of days with moderate air quality:42
    Percentage of days with unhealthful air quality for sensitive populations:2
    Percentage of days with unhealthful air quality:0
    Maximum AQI level in 2003169
    Median AQI level in 200347
    90th Percentile AQI level in 200374
    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 ppm4.1 ppm4 ppm 0 2
        8-hour average 9 ppm2.6 ppm2.4 ppm 0 2
    Lead
        Quarterly average 1.5 ug/m3.04 ug/m3.03 ug/m3 0 2
    Nitrogen dioxide
        Annual arithmetic mean 0.053 ppm.02 ppm.02 ppm 0 4
    Ozone
        1-hour average 0.12 ppm.12 ppm.11 ppm 0 2
        8-hour average 0.08 ppm.1 ppm.08 ppm 2 2
    PM-25
        24-hour average 65 ug/m354 ug/m351 ug/m3 0 5
        Annual arithmetic mean 15 ug/m313.6 ug/m312.8 ug/m3 0 5
    PM-10
        24-hour average 150 ug/m365 ug/m364 ug/m3 0 7
        Annual arithmetic mean 50 ug/m325 ug/m325 ug/m3 0 7
    Sulfur dioxide
        3-hour average 0.50 ppm.07 ppm.04 ppm 0 6
        24-hour average 0.14 ppm.02 ppm.02 ppm 0 6
        Annual arithmetic mean 0.03 ppm.006 ppm.006 ppm 0 6
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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 Sources133,48434,9383,3337,8403,92213,726
    Area Sources5,7362,7971,1434,3025,2934,547
    Point Sources2,0894,942118142920665
    All sources141,30942,6774,59312,28410,13518,938
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