POLLUTION LOCATOR|Smog and Particulates | County Report

Criteria Air Pollutant Report: BERKS County, PA
 
 
  • Map Locating the Pollution Sources

    BERKS 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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  • Environmental Justice Analysis for BERKS 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 1,541,228
        1-hour average 385,307
    PM-25
        Annual arithmetic mean 385,307


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  • Exposures to Criteria Air Pollutants
  • Air Quality Index:
    Percentage of days with good air quality:83
    Percentage of days with moderate air quality:15
    Percentage of days with unhealthful air quality for sensitive populations:2
    Percentage of days with unhealthful air quality:0
    Maximum AQI level in 2003157
    Median AQI level in 200331
    90th Percentile AQI level in 200363
    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 1
        8-hour average 9 ppm2.2 ppm2 ppm 0 1
    Lead
        Quarterly average 1.5 ug/m3.39 ug/m3.31 ug/m3 0 3
    Nitrogen dioxide
        Annual arithmetic mean 0.053 ppm.01 ppm0 ppm 0 1
    Ozone
        1-hour average 0.12 ppm.12 ppm.1 ppm 1 2
        8-hour average 0.08 ppm.1 ppm.09 ppm 4 2
    PM-25
        24-hour average 65 ug/m376 ug/m347 ug/m3 0 1
        Annual arithmetic mean 15 ug/m316.1 ug/m30 ug/m3 1 1
    PM-10
        24-hour average 150 ug/m389 ug/m383 ug/m3 0 2
        Annual arithmetic mean 50 ug/m325 ug/m319 ug/m3 0 2
    Sulfur dioxide
        3-hour average 0.50 ppm.13 ppm.08 ppm 0 1
        24-hour average 0.14 ppm.02 ppm.02 ppm 0 1
        Annual arithmetic mean 0.03 ppm.008 ppm0 ppm 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 Sources90,33014,4211,9897,6391,1098,737
    Area Sources7,0643,5492,0985,9543,8709,355
    Point Sources2,8446,6911,3901,97314,7422,173
    All sources100,23824,6615,47615,56619,72220,265
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  • Links

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    Pennsylvania Real-Time Pollutant Standards Index
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