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Premature Mortality Due to Particulate Air Pollution in 239 American Cities


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DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX

This table provides summary information for Metropolitan Statistical Area 1920, DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX. The table also provides detailed information on PM-10 concentrations reported at individual monitoring stations within the MSA.

A glossary provides an explanation of key terms reported in the MSA tables.

  
PM-10 Concentration
1990-1994 Average Annual Mean: 24.7
Rank by PM-10 Concentration: 147 of 239
Mortality Attributable to Air Pollution
Risk Ratio for Cardiopulmonary Mortality: 1.07
Adult Cardiopulmonary Attributable Deaths: 743 (438-1,028)
Attributable Deaths per 100,000 Population: 25
Rank by Number of Attributable Deaths: 20 of 239
Rank Attributable Death Rate: 157 of 239
Mortality (1989 data)
Total Mortality: 23,649
Adult Cardiopulmonary Deaths: 11,906
Auto Accident Deaths: 666
Population (1980 data)
Total Population: 2,975,000
Counties Assigned to MSA
Collin Co, TX
Dallas Co, TX
Denton Co, TX
Ellis Co, TX
Johnson Co, TX
Kaufman Co, TX
Parker Co, TX
Rockwall Co, TX
Tarrant Co, TX
Wise Co, TX
Monitoring Stations
  Location
(State, County, City, Address)
Average
Annual Mean
PM-10
Concentration
(1990-1994)
Peak
24-Hour
PM-10
Concentration
Year of
Peak
Reading
Number
of Years
of Data
TX
  Dallas Co
  DALLAS
   12200 COIT ROAD DALLAS TEXAS 25.3 62 1993 5
   3049 MORRELL 31.0 88 1990 5
   4607 SOUTH LANCASTER DALLAS, TEXAS 22.9 56 1993 5
   717 SOUTH AKARD 27.3 74 1993 5
  Tarrant Co
  FORT WORTH
   13800 FAA ROAD 20.2 60 1993 4
   5933 GEDDES 21.4 54 1993 5
   WORTH HTS ELEM SCHOOL 24.1 64 1992 5
Notes
   Annual Mean
PM-10 Concentration
24-Hour
PM-10 Concentration
National Ambient Air Quality Standards: 50150
California Ambient Air Quality Standards: 30 50
NRDC Recommended Standards: 17 33
All PM-10 concentrations are reported in (ug/m³).
Bold designates PM-10 Hotspots, individual monitoring stations among the top 50 annual mean concentrations in the U. S. (There were none in this MSA.)
Italic designates PM-10 Hotspots, individual monitoring stations among the top 50 24-hour concentrations in the U. S. in 1994. (There were none in this MSA.)
Peak 24-hour PM-10 concentration reported is the highest value of the 2nd highest 24-hour concentration reported during a year for which data is available.
Metropolitan Statistical Areas are as defined by the Office of Management and Budget for 1980, except for New England, where areas are New England County Metropolitan Areas.

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