Air Quality

The Air Quality Vital Sign addresses the status of air quality across Puget Sound. A foundation of human wellbeing is breathing fresh air.  In the Puget Sound, sources of air quality degradation include vehicle emissions, industrial emissions, and burning wood and debris. Air quality status varies by physical location and across an urban-rural gradient due to weather patterns, topography and pollution sources.  Degraded air disproportionately affects young children and elderly as well as those who have respiratory diseases and asthma. Further, vulnerable communities are often disproportionately exposed to degraded air quality.  An estimated 1,100 people die annually in the Puget Sound due to outdoor air pollution.

VITAL SIGN INDICATOR PROGRESS STATUS
VITAL SIGN INDICATOR PROGRESS STATUS

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Last Updated
6/3/2019