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Premature Mortality Due to Particulate Air Pollution in 239 American Cities


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SEATTLE-EVERETT, WA

This table provides summary information for Metropolitan Statistical Area 7600, SEATTLE-EVERETT, WA. 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: 27.7
Rank by PM-10 Concentration: 93 of 239
Mortality Attributable to Air Pollution
Risk Ratio for Cardiopulmonary Mortality: 1.09
Adult Cardiopulmonary Attributable Deaths: 501 (296-690)
Attributable Deaths per 100,000 Population: 31
Rank by Number of Attributable Deaths: 27 of 239
Rank Attributable Death Rate: 118 of 239
Mortality (1989 data)
Total Mortality: 12,837
Adult Cardiopulmonary Deaths: 6,237
Auto Accident Deaths: 281
Population (1980 data)
Total Population: 1,607,000
Counties Assigned to MSA
King Co, WA
Snohomish Co, WA
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
WA
  King Co
  BELLEVUE
   WEST & WHEELER BLDG/504 BELLEVUE WY 20.9 82 1991 5
  KENT
   JAMES & CENTRAL/JAMES ST & CENTRAL AVE 29.4 115 1991 5
  LAKE FOREST PARK
   17711 BALLINGER WY NE 25.9 131 1991 5
  SEATTLE
   DUWAMISH PUMP STA/4752 E MARGINAL WY S 34.8 127 1991 5
   HARBOR ISLAND/3400 13TH AVE SW 32.8 95 1990 5
   SOUTH PARK/723 S CONCORD 26.6 74 1992 5
  Snohomish Co
  EVERETT
   HOYT AVE & 26TH ST 23.1 56 1991 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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