Delaware

If you live in Sussex 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: 6.7 Change Since 1996:
29.7
6.7
fewer days this year
Particle Pollution - 24 Hour
Grade: A How is my grade calculated?
Weighted Average: 0.0 Change Since 2000:
2.8
0.0
fewer days this year
Particle Pollution - Annual
Grade: Pass How is my grade calculated?
Design Value 10.6 Change Since 2000:
14.2
10.6
µg/m3
Groups At Risk
Total Population: 197,145 Risks to the population
Pediatric Asthma: 5,445 Risks to people with Asthma
Adult Asthma: 15,036 Risks to people with Asthma
Chronic Bronchitis: 7,309 Risks to people with Chronic Bronchitis
Emphysema: 3,821 Risks to people with Emphysema
Cardiovascular Disease: 60,325 Risks to people with Cardiovascular Disease
Diabetes: 16,086Risks to people with Diabetes
Children Under 18: 40,307 Risks to children and teens
Adults 65 & Over: 41,073 Risks to older adults
Poverty Estimate: 26,924Risks 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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