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GARY-HAMMOND-EAST CHICAGO, IN

This table provides summary information for Metropolitan Statistical Area 2960, GARY-HAMMOND-EAST CHICAGO, IN. 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: 27.4
Rank by PM-10 Concentration: 102 of 239
Mortality Attributable to Air Pollution
Risk Ratio for Cardiopulmonary Mortality: 1.09
Adult Cardiopulmonary Attributable Deaths: 206 (122-284)
Attributable Deaths per 100,000 Population: 32
Rank by Number of Attributable Deaths: 66 of 239
Rank Attributable Death Rate: 106 of 239
Mortality (1989 data)
Total Mortality: 5,037
Adult Cardiopulmonary Deaths: 2,605
Auto Accident Deaths: 91
Population (1980 data)
Total Population: 643,000
Counties Assigned to MSA
Lake Co, IN
Porter Co, IN
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
IN
  Lake Co
   201 MISSISSIPPI ST., IITRI BUNKER 32.8 122 1993 2
  EAST CHICAGO
   FIELD SCHOOL, BLOCK & JAMES STREETS 31.4 123 1990 5
   FRANKLIN SCHOOL ALDER & 142ND ST 29.4 80 1992 5
   INLAND STEEL NUMBER 7 PUMPHOUSE 28.7 81 1990 5
  GARY
   FEDERAL BLDG 6TH AVE & CONN 28.9 72 1990 5
   GARY ARMOR PLATE, NEXT TO HARBOR BELT RR 40.3 203 1990 3
   IVANHOE SCHOOL 15TH & GERRY STS 25.2 71 1991 5
  HAMMOND
   1921 DAVIS ST., ROBERTSDALE, CLARK H.S. 25.0 81 1990 5
   GENERAL SERVICES ADMIN 3200 SHEFFIELD AV 25.9 81 1990 5
   PURDUE UNIV CALUMET CAMPUS 2233 171ST ST 25.1 79 1990 5
  Porter Co
   BETHLEHEM STEEL HEADQUARTERS BUILDING 23.2 52 1993 3
   DUNE ACRES 18.6 38 1993 1
   EAST OFFICE BETH STEEL 22.7 53 1994 3
   HWY 12 WASTE LAGOON 22.1 60 1994 2
   SOUTH HAVEN SCHOOL (SOUTH HAVEN) 21.8 40 1992 1
   WATER TREATMENT PLANT 22.5 55 1993 3
  VALPARAISO
   VALPARAISO U. HWY 30 & 49 24.0 74 1990 3
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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