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Premature Mortality Due to Particulate Air Pollution in 239 American Cities


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PHILADELPHIA, PA-NJ

This table provides summary information for Metropolitan Statistical Area 6160, PHILADELPHIA, PA-NJ. 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: 33.5
Rank by PM-10 Concentration: 26 of 239
Mortality Attributable to Air Pollution
Risk Ratio for Cardiopulmonary Mortality: 1.13
Adult Cardiopulmonary Attributable Deaths: 2,599 (1,550-3,556)
Attributable Deaths per 100,000 Population: 55
Rank by Number of Attributable Deaths: 4 of 239
Rank Attributable Death Rate: 25 of 239
Mortality (1989 data)
Total Mortality: 46,417
Adult Cardiopulmonary Deaths: 22,531
Auto Accident Deaths: 637
Population (1980 data)
Total Population: 4,717,000
Counties Assigned to MSA
Burlington Co, NJ
Camden Co, NJ
Gloucester Co, NJ
Bucks Co, PA
Chester Co, PA
Delaware Co, PA
Montgomery Co, PA
Philadelphia Co, PA
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
NJ
  Camden Co
   PENNSAUKEN TWP; MORRIS-DELAIR WTP 32.1 83 1991 5
  CAMDEN
   COPEWOOD E. DAVIS STS; TRAILER 27.6 63 1994 5
   LIBRARY,RUTGERS UNIV., NORTH FOURTH ST. 28.8 71 1994 3
  Gloucester Co
  WESTVILLE
   HIGH AND DUNCAN STREETS 22.9 59 1991 5
PA
  Bucks Co
  BRISTOL (BOROUGH)
   ROCKVIEW LANE 25.7 71 1993 4
  Chester Co
   MODENA RD & PENN AVENUE 32.0 91 1991 4
  Delaware Co
  CHESTER
   FRONT ST & NORRIS ST 26.0 60 1993 4
  Montgomery Co
  NORRISTOWN
   STATE ARMORY - 1046 BELVOIR RD 25.3 75 1994 5
  Philadelphia Co
   CASTOR AND DELAWARE AVENUES 55.0 146 1994 2
   RICHMOND ST. AND WHEATSHEAF LANE 47.2 99 1994 2
  PHILADELPHIA
   13TH STREET AND MONTGOMERY AVENUE 34.2 77 1994 5
   1501 E LYCOMING AVE AMS LAB 31.8 83 1994 5
   4415 ALMOND (NEAR ORTHODOX STREET) 36.8 93 1991 5
   500 SOUTH BROAD STREET - PARKING LOT(CHS 37.8 83 1990 5
   CASTOR AND CARBON STS ON PGW PROPERTY 91.6 371 1994 2
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.
Italic designates PM-10 Hotspots, individual monitoring stations among the top 50 24-hour concentrations in the U. S. in 1994.
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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