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Premature Mortality Due to Particulate Air Pollution in 239 American Cities


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PITTSBURGH, PA

This table provides summary information for Metropolitan Statistical Area 6280, PITTSBURGH, PA. 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: 31.0
Rank by PM-10 Concentration: 48 of 239
Mortality Attributable to Air Pollution
Risk Ratio for Cardiopulmonary Mortality: 1.11
Adult Cardiopulmonary Attributable Deaths: 1,216 (723-1,670)
Attributable Deaths per 100,000 Population: 54
Rank by Number of Attributable Deaths: 8 of 239
Rank Attributable Death Rate: 28 of 239
Mortality (1989 data)
Total Mortality: 23,089
Adult Cardiopulmonary Deaths: 12,083
Auto Accident Deaths: 241
Population (1980 data)
Total Population: 2,264,000
Counties Assigned to MSA
Allegheny Co, PA
Beaver Co, PA
Washington Co, PA
Westmoreland 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
PA
  Allegheny Co
   1000 BEAVER GRADE RD CORAOPOLIS PA 26.7 68 1991 5
   30 SPRUCE ST NATRONA 35.3 83 1993 4
   BEAVER ROAD LEETSDALE 25.5 64 1993 5
   BOX 258 PINE STREET, BUNOLA, PA 15020 26.3 71 1993 2
   BOX 76 RD #4, LINCOLN BORO, PA 15037 33.0 86 1993 2
   MANCHESTER ELEM SCHOOL MANCHESTER PA 29.7 74 1991 3
   OLD OAKDALE ROAD SOUTH FAYETTE 25.1 74 1992 5
   PEARCE MILL ROAD NORTH PARK 24.2 59 1991 3
   SYCAMORE ST, NATRONA 44.6 75 1990 1
  AVALON
   520 ORCHARD ST PGH., PA 15202 35.3 84 1991 4
  BRACKENRIDGE
   BRACKENRIDGE WATER WORKS 16.9 31 1990 1
  BRADDOCK
   ST THOMAS SCHOOL 1025 BRADDOCK AVE 38.9 111 1990 5
  CLAIRTON
   575 COAL VALLEY ROAD, CLAIRTON 27.1 68 1991 2
   773 MILLER AVENUE CLAIRTON PA 15025 28.0 66 1991 3
   CLAIRTON ED CTR 501 WADDEL CLAIRTON PA 28.7 91 1994 3
   GREENWAY ALLEY, CLAIRTON 33.5 113 1992 4
  DUQUESNE
   S. THIRD STREET, DUQUESNE 32.4 83 1990 2
  GLASSPORT
   HIGH STREET WATER TOWER, GLASSPORT, PA 36.0 124 1993 4
  LIBERTY
   2743 WASHINGTON BLVD (MCKEESPORT) 37.2 191 1990 5
  NORTH BRADDOCK
   600 ANDERSON ST 35.9 100 1990 5
  PITTSBURGH
   1275 BEDFORD AVE PGH., PA 15222 34.1 84 1994 5
   2201 SALSBURY 28.5 63 1990 3
   3333 FORBES AVE PGH 15213 29.6 90 1991 2
   FORBES AVE AND COLTART ST PITTSBURGH 34.8 81 1990 3
   GLADSTONE HIGH SCHOOL 35.0 93 1991 5
  SPRINGDALE
   SPRINGDALE JR HIGH, COLFAX & BUTLER 23.4 67 1993 5
  STOWE TOWNSHIP
   405 WHEELER AVE, MCKEES ROCKS, PA 15132 30.5 66 1991 1
  SWISSVALE
   2220 PALMER ST PO BOX 8348 36.9 93 1990 2
  Beaver Co
  BADEN
   FRONT STREET 23.4 64 1993 4
  Westmoreland Co
  MONESSEN
   3ND ST & DONNER AVE. 30.4 98 1994 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.
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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