HSCI 345 AQI HW - 2) B. EPA NAAQS PM 2.5 = 15.0 ug/m 3...

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Richard Canada 10-4-10 Air Pollution and Particle Size Distributions 1) B. EPA NAAQS Ozone standard= 0.075 ppm (8 hours) C. Washington Park- 0.023 ppm < NAAQS standard Harding Street- 0.029 ppm < NAAQS standard D. The AQI, air quality index, is a value attained to measure air quality. Indiana determines this value by measuring carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, fine particulates, and ozone. Once the value is attained it is compared to a point system of 1 to 150. If the index reaches 100 then that is the federal limit value that Indiana does not want to exceed. This value is a great measurement to have in order to keep the state and the nation aware and healthy. E. ? F. There are no health effects that correspond to the current reading
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Unformatted text preview: 2) B. EPA NAAQS PM 2.5 = 15.0 ug/m 3 (annually) C. Washington Park- 5.1-5.8 ug/m 3 < NAAQS standard D. PM or particulate matter are small particles that measure 2.5 micrometers or less in diameter. These particles come from many combustion sources and can influence ones health by inhaling air with these particles within. The particles are so small they can attach to deep areas in the lungs and irritate or damage the lungs. With the health risks associated with this they established ambient air quality standards to keep the public safe and healthy. E. ? F. There is no health risk that is associated with the current readings of particulate matter...
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