Everyone enjoys walking outside and taking a breath of fresh air, but how clean is your air really? The data below shows the percentage of days across the United States that reported levels of fine particulate matter over the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
Fine particulate matter is pollution in the air that includes dust, dirt, soot and smoke, and little drops of liquid. Some particles, such as soot or smoke, are large or dark enough to be seen. Other particles are so small that you cannot see them.
Create your own report on air quality for your community through the Community Health Needs Assessment Tool. To see the map data for your own area, click on the map image to visit the interactive map room and zoom to your location.