US Air Quality Gradebook

Air Pollution Sources

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Click a state on the map or list below to bring up a county index to air-pollution source sheets.  The sheets show pollutants graded C or worse for either emissions or measured concentrations.  The percentage at the end of a line is the contribution to that pollutant from the stated source.  Only the major 80% sources are listed.  The county seat follows the county name.

 

A convenient reference for sources is EPA’s AIRData at http://www.epa.gov/air/data/.  Use the “tier” report to obtain point, area, and mobile sources by county within a state.  Especially for PM10, PM2.5, and NH3, ask to see Tier 2 source categories as well as Tier 1, because dominant sources are all

under the Tier 1 “miscellaneous” category.  Another summary of sources is the EPA report National Air Pollutant Emissions Trends, 1990-1998 at http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/trends/
trends98/
.  Informative color plots of emissions per square mile are on pages 2-17 to 2-23 of chapter 2 of this report at http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/trends/
trends98/chapter2.pdf
.

 

Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) and acrolein sources can be found in EPA’s National Toxics Inventory at http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/nti/, and specifically at ftp://ftp.epa.gov/pub/
EmisInventory/nti_96/
.

 

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Abstract: At Creative Methods, we try to “step outside the box” and look at fundamental issues in our world with new perspective.  Under the issue Air Quality, we present EPA data as maps and gradesheets that grade US counties A to F for 21 EPA measures of air quality.  The topics of air pollution and environmental health are serious issues in the US, and result in pollution health effects including headache, respiratory impairment, neurological impairment, mental impairment, asthma, lung disease, chronic fatigue, immune system dysfunction, premature aging, and reduced longevity.  Environmental science monitors air pollutant emissions, as well as criteria air pollutant concentrations through ambient monitoring.  The US Air Quality Gradebook (“AirGrades”) grades both emissions and ambient concentrations on maps and gradesheets, and assigns resultant composite scores to US counties.  Air pollutants include carbon monoxide, CO; lead, Pb; nitrogen dioxide, NO2; nitrogen oxides, NOx;

volatile organic compounds, VOC; ozone, O3; particulate matter smaller than 10 micrometers in size, PM10; particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers in size, PM2.5; ammonia, NH3; sulphur dioxide, SO2; hazardous air pollutants, HAP; diesel emissions; and acrolein.  Air pollution point sources include electric power generating facilities and industrial plants.  Area source emissions include wildfires, forest fires, open burning, permitted burning, structure fires, and fugitive dust.  Mobile sources include highway and off-road vehicles with internal combustion engines such as automobiles, trucks, trains, airplanes, snowmobiles, and all terrain vehicles (ATVs).  The maps, gradesheets, and source sheets demonstrate that clean air is at a premium in the US.  Sites presenting issues on health and the environment related to those presented under the topic Air Grades by Creative Methods at CreativeMethods.com are Scorecard at Scorecard.com and the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, at EPA.gov.