Delaware

If you live in New Castle County, the air you breathe may put your health at risk.

Ozone

Particle Pollution 24-hour

Particle Pollution Annual

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High Ozone Days
Ozone Grade: F How is my grade calculated?
Weighted Average: 9.2 Change Since 1996:
30.2
9.2
fewer days this year
Particle Pollution - 24 Hour
Grade: F How is my grade calculated?
Weighted Average: 4.0 Change Since 2000:
9.7
4.0
fewer days this year
Particle Pollution - Annual
Grade: Pass How is my grade calculated?
Design Value 11.7 Change Since 2000:
16.5
11.7
µg/m3
Groups At Risk
Total Population: 538,479 Risks to the population
Pediatric Asthma: 16,896 Risks to people with Asthma
Adult Asthma: 41,751 Risks to people with Asthma
Chronic Bronchitis: 17,699 Risks to people with Chronic Bronchitis
Emphysema: 7,585 Risks to people with Emphysema
Cardiovascular Disease: 133,355 Risks to people with Cardiovascular Disease
Diabetes: 34,110Risks to people with Diabetes
Children Under 18: 125,079 Risks to children and teens
Adults 65 & Over: 66,222 Risks to older adults
Poverty Estimate: 58,386Risks to people with low incomes

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  • Ranked 16 for high ozone days out of 277 metropolitan areas
  • Ranked 22 for 24-hour particle pollution out of 277 metropolitan areas
  • Ranked 10 for annual particle pollution out of 277 metropolitan areas

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This County:

New Castle, DE

Other counties with monitors in this metropolitan area

There are no other counties in this metropolitan area

What is my length? 11
  • Berks, PA
  • Bucks, PA
  • Camden, NJ
  • Cecil, MD
  • Chester, PA
  • Cumberland, NJ
  • Delaware, PA
  • Gloucester, NJ
  • Montgomery, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA

ABCDFDNCINC
Particle Pollution - 24 Hour Learn More
Change Since

This County:

New Castle, DE

Other counties with monitors in this metropolitan area

There are no other counties in this metropolitan area

ABCDFDNCINC
Particle Pollution - Annual Learn More
Change Since

This County:

New Castle, DE

Other counties with monitors in this metropolitan area

There are no other counties in this metropolitan area

PASSFAILDNCINC
Groups At Risk
Total Population: Risks to the population
Pediatric Asthma: Risks to people with Asthma
Adult Asthma: Risks to people with Asthma
Chronic Bronchitis: Risks to people with Chronic Bronchitis
Emphysema: Risks to people with Emphysema
Cardiovascular Disease: Risks to people with Cardiovascular Disease
Diabetes: Risks to people with Diabetes
Children Under 18: Risks to children and teens
Adults 65 & Over: Risks to older adults
Poverty Estimate: Risks to people with low incomes

Notes:

(1) INC indicates incomplete monitoring data for all three years. Therefore, those counties are excluded from the grade analysis.
(2) DNC indicates that there is no monitor collecting data in the county.

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