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Important Facts for Ozone Standard Met

Definition

Air monitor sites meeting the current ozone standard of 0.075 ppm

Numerator

Number of air monitor sites meeting the current ozone standard of 0.075 PPM

Denominator

Total number of air monitor sites

Data Interpretation Issues

The Division of Air Quality, along with three local program agencies and one tribal agency, collects air samples for the state?s "Ambient Air Criteria Pollutant Monitoring Program" from 40 sites across the state, representing over 30 counties. The statewide value represents only those 30 counties, so the complete statewide value is unknown.

Why Is This Important?

"People with asthma are especially sensitive to ozone exposure. Ozone has been linked to increased frequency of asthma attacks and use of health care services. Ozone exposure may also affect respiratory system development in very young children." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.

Other Objectives

Healthy North Carolina 2020

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