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Premature Mortality Due to Particulate Air Pollution in 239 American Cities


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WASHINGTON, DC-MD-VA

This table provides summary information for Metropolitan Statistical Area 8840, WASHINGTON, DC-MD-VA. 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: 24.5
Rank by PM-10 Concentration: 153 of 239
Mortality Attributable to Air Pollution
Risk Ratio for Cardiopulmonary Mortality: 1.06
Adult Cardiopulmonary Attributable Deaths: 588 (346-814)
Attributable Deaths per 100,000 Population: 19
Rank by Number of Attributable Deaths: 24 of 239
Rank Attributable Death Rate: 198 of 239
Mortality (1989 data)
Total Mortality: 22,084
Adult Cardiopulmonary Deaths: 9,687
Auto Accident Deaths: 490
Population (1980 data)
Total Population: 3,060,000
Counties Assigned to MSA
Washington, DC
Charles Co, MD
Montgomery Co, MD
Prince George's Co, MD
Alexandria, VA
Arlington Co, VA
Fairfax, VA
Fairfax Co, VA
Falls Church, VA
Loudoun Co, VA
Manassas, VA
Manassas Park, VA
Prince William Co, VA
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
DC
  Washington
   34TH. AND DIX STREETS, N.E. 28.4 64 1994 2
  WASHINGTON
   CONNECTICUT AVE & NORTHAMPTON ST. NW 24.6 60 1992 5
   WEST END LIBRARY 24 & L STS. NW 27.5 66 1990 5
MD
  Montgomery Co
  ROCKVILLE
   STONEMILL ELEMENTARY 25.2 66 1993 4
  Prince George's Co
  NEW CARROLLTON
   AMES STORE,RTE.450,NEW CARROLLTON MD. 23.1 49 1992 2
  SUITLAND-SILVER HILL
   FED CENTER, SUITLAND PKY, SUITLAND MD 23.0 53 1993 3
VA
  Alexandria
  ALEXANDRIA
   4900 DUKE STREET, CAMERON STATION 24.7 56 1990 5
  Arlington Co
   S 18TH AND HAYES ST 22.0 53 1990 4
  Fairfax
  FAIRFAX
   3525 CHAIN BRIDGE RD 26.8 63 1990 4
   MASSEY 10600 PAGE AVE. 26.0 75 1990 3
  Fairfax Co
   MT.VERNON 2675 SHERWOOD HALL LANE 25.8 56 1991 4
   CUB RUN LEE RD CHANT.(CUBRUN TREAT PLANT 20.6 50 1993 2
  MC LEAN
   LEWINSVILLE 1437 BALLS HILL RD 24.3 53 1993 5
  SEVEN CORNERS
   6100 ARLINGTON BLVD MONTG WARD 24.5 51 1993 5
  SPRINGFIELD
   6120 BRANDON AVE 25.8 59 1990 5
  Loudoun Co
   138-H BRISCOE ROAD, XEROX TRAING CENTER 19.4 57 1993 5
  Prince William Co
   COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 9301 LEE AVENUE 21.7 56 1993 4
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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