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The health outcomes attributable to air pollution in Phoenix (Mesa-Scottsdale), AZ are:
Based on meeting ATS recommendations

  • Your city already meets the ATS recommendation for long-term PM2.5, but does not meet the ATS recommendations for short-term PM2.5 or ozone.
  • Meeting the ATS recommendations for particle pollution and ozone will result in 178 fewer deaths and 453,074 fewer adverse health events.
  • OZONE (i) The ATS recommends an 8-hour max Ozone (O3) standard of 60 ppb.
  • PARTICLE POLLUTION (i) The ATS recommends a long-term fine particulate matter (PM2.5) standard of 11 µg/m3 and a short-term PM2.5 standard of 25 µg/m3.
  • Mortality (i) Mortality incidence is aggregated from changes in mortality risk occurring across entire populations of individuals in each city. 178 deaths
    114 64
  • Major Morbidity (i) Major health endpoints include: acute myocardial infarction, chronic bronchitis, hospital admissions (cardiovascular and respiratory), emergency department visits (respiratory), and lung cancer. 448 incidents
    287 162
  • Impacted Days (i) Impacted Days includes: restricted activity days, acute respiratory symptoms, work loss days, and school loss days. 452,626 days
    385,803 66,823
Annual health impact estimates are shown for pollution concentrations exceeding ATS-recommended standards. Additional health benefits, while not estimated here, are expected to occur with further improvements in air quality.