We do not have specific information on air quality in the
falls within the
metropolitan area, so this is the information that is being provided.
Air Quality Index
The 'Air Quality Index' score is based on data gathered from the EPA, USGS, and local authorities. Although no city in the US ranked a score of poor or worst, there is
still a wide spectrum of air quality index scores. Please note the score is only an estimate --- weather, the seasons, and local conditions can radically affect the air quality anytime during the year.
Sources: EPA, USGS, and Synergos Technologies, Inc.
Major Air Pollutants
The following chart shows the ranking of the 5 major air pollutants montitored by the EPA. The chart shows the quantity of pollutant
as a percentage to the minimum allowed (before it is considered a serious health risk) by the EPA. It is interesting to note that in
the majority of cases Ozone is the major pollutant facing most cities.
Sources: EPA - Air Quality Trends 2001