Annual Particle Pollution
This indicator gives a grade to each county in the U.S. based on the average annual number of days that exceed U.S. particle pollution standards (PM2.5). The American Lung Association (ALA) assigns grades A-F to counties (A=1; B=2; C=3; D=4; F=5), based on number of days that particle pollution exceeded US standards during the three year measurement period. The five-point grading scale was used for the distribution (Green = <2; Yellow = 2 - 3; Red = >3). The air quality data is collected by the EPA and summarized by the ALA.
Measurement Period: 2009-2011
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Peers included in this indicator:
- Peer counties are those counties similar in population composition and selected demographics.
Of the peer counties, only the ones that have data for the same indicator/time frame have been included.
This county has 24 peer counties
Peer counties (counties and county-like geographic areas) in stratum number 5
were stratified on the basis of the following factors: Frontier Status, Population Size, Poverty
All Peer Counties for Mahoning
St. Clair, IL;
East Baton Rouge, LA;
St. Louis city, MO;