Air quality in erie county

Air Quality

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What does this measure?

Air Quality Index (AQI) rating and main air pollutant count by day, from 2008 to 2018.

Why is this important?

The Air Quality Index (AQI) summarizes in one measure the levels of ground-level ozone, particulate matter (such as soot), carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxide. Exposure to these pollutants can cause short-term health effects such as irritation to the eyes, nose and throat; coughing; sneezing; runny nose; and shortness of breath. Continued exposure can also worsen medical conditions such as asthma and heart disease.

How is Erie County doing?

Erie County's count of AQI Good Days has fallen over the last 3 years, but overall is higher than the preceding 8 years, those days that are filling the void are only at AQI Moderate Days.

About this Data

Data from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as of 2018.

How does Erie compare to Pennsylvania?