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Premature Mortality Due to Particulate Air Pollution in 239 American Cities


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24-Hour Concentrations - Top 50 PM-10 Hot Spots in MSA's

This table considers monitoring stations within Metropolitan Statistical Areas ranked by the second highest 24-hour PM-10 concentration reported in 1994. The table identifies as "hotspots" the top 50 monitoring stations of the 943 stations for which we have data. The higher the PM-10 concentration, the greater the risk of premature mortality from heart and lung disease.

RankMetropolitan Statistical Area StateCountyAddress 2nd Highest
PM-10 24-Hour
Concentration
(ug/m³)
1 PHILADELPHIA, PA-NJ PA Philadelphia Co CASTOR AND CARBON STS ON PGW PROPERTY 371
2 STEUBENVILLE-WEIRTON, OH-WV WV Hancock Co OAK ST AND OWINGS ST-BETWEEN DEAD ENDS 187
3 EL PASO, TX TX El Paso Co J HAROLD TILLMAN HLT CT 222 S CAMPBELL S 169
4 MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI MN Ramsey Co 1303 RED ROCK ROAD 155
5 RIVERSIDE-SAN BERNARDINO, CA CA Riverside Co 5888 MISSION BLVD., RUBIDOUX 147
6 PHILADELPHIA, PA-NJ PA Philadelphia Co CASTOR AND DELAWARE AVENUES 146
7 ANCHORAGE, AK AK Anchorage Borough GAMBELL RD/1820 GAMBELL 145
8 CLEVELAND, OH OH Cuyahoga Co 4150 EAST 49TH ST 143
8 EUGENE-SPRINGFIELD, OR OR Lane Co 47674 SCHOOL ST., OAKRIDGE 143
10 PITTSBURGH, PA PA Allegheny Co 2743 WASHINGTON BLVD (MCKEESPORT) 142
11 CHICAGO, IL IL Cook Co 50TH ST. AND GLENCOE 140
11 SALT LAKE CITY-OGDEN, UT UT Salt Lake Co 500 SOUTH 261 WEST SALT LAKE CITY 140
13 CLEVELAND, OH OH Cuyahoga Co 2785 BROADWAY 133
14 BAKERSFIELD, CA CA Kern Co 3311 MANOR ST., OILDALE 131
15 NEW YORK, NY-NJ NY New York Co MADISON AVE.STREET CANYON,47TH-48TH STS. 130
16 DETROIT, MI MI Wayne Co 2842 WYOMING 129
17 LAS CRUCES, NM NM Dona Ana Co SE CORNER OF ANTHONY ELEM. SCHOOL YARD 126
18 STEUBENVILLE-WEIRTON, OH-WV OH Jefferson Co MINGO CITY HALL 501 COMMERICAL ST 125
19 FRESNO, CA CA Fresno Co 4706 E. DRUMMOND ST., FRESNO 124
20 CHICAGO, IL IL Will Co MIDLAND & OTIS, ROCKDALE 122
21 SAN DIEGO, CA CA San Diego Co 1100 PASEO INTERNATIONAL, OTAY MESA, CA 121
22 CLEVELAND, OH OH Cuyahoga Co EAST 14TH AND ORANGE, CLEVELAND 120
22 RIVERSIDE-SAN BERNARDINO, CA CA San Bernardino Co 14360 ARROW BLVD., FONTANA 120
24 CHICAGO, IL IL Cook Co GRAVES ELEM. SCHOOL 60TH ST. & 74TH AVE. 118
24 RENO, NV NV Washoe Co 250 N LAKE ST, RENO 118
26 FRESNO, CA CA Fresno Co 3425 N FIRST ST, FRESNO 117
26 LANCASTER, PA PA Lancaster Co MANHEIM PIKE 117
28 SPOKANE, WA WA Spokane Co CROWN ZELLERBACH/E 3530 FERRY 115
29 CHICAGO, IL IL Cook Co MAYFAIR PUMP STA., 4850 WILSON AVE. 114
29 OMAHA, NE-IA NE Douglas Co PUBLIC WORKS BLDG 11TH & NICHOLAS 114
29 PHOENIX, AZ AZ Maricopa Co 1475 E PECOS RD, CHANDLER 114
32 CLEVELAND, OH OH Cuyahoga Co 2547 ST TIKHON ST 111
32 PITTSBURGH, PA PA Allegheny Co GREENWAY ALLEY, CLAIRTON 111
32 PITTSBURGH, PA PA Allegheny Co HIGH STREET WATER TOWER, GLASSPORT, PA 111
35 RENO, NV NV Washoe Co 305 GALLETTI WAY RENO 110
36 HUNTINGTON-ASHLAND, WV-KY-OH KY Boyd Co ECONOMIC SECURITY BLDG 19TH & CARTER 109
37 DENVER-BOULDER, CO CO Adams Co 4301 E 72ND AVE (ADAMS CITY) 107
37 DETROIT, MI MI Wayne Co 6921 WEST FORT 107
37 NEWARK, NJ NJ Essex Co ST. CHARLES BETWEEN KOSSUTH & KAMERON ST 107
37 ST. LOUIS, MO-IL IL Madison Co VFW BUILDING, 2044 WASHINGTON AVE 107
41 JERSEY CITY, NJ NJ Hudson Co 355 NEWARK AVE,CONSOLIDATED FIRE HOUSE 106
41 STEUBENVILLE-WEIRTON, OH-WV OH Jefferson Co 1004 THIRD ST. 106
43 SALT LAKE CITY-OGDEN, UT UT Salt Lake Co 2935 SOUTH 8560 WEST MAGNA,UTAH 105
44 HOUSTON, TX TX Harris Co 9525 CLINTON DR 104
44 PROVO-OREM, UT UT Utah Co 30 NORTH MAIN STREET, LINDON, UTAH 104
46 RICHLAND-KENNEWICK-PASCO, WA WA Benton Co COLUMBIA CENTER/556 COLUMBIA CENTER BLVD 103
47 BOISE CITY, ID ID Ada Co FIRE STATION #5/16TH & FRONT 102
47 EUGENE-SPRINGFIELD, OR OR Lane Co KEY BANK/450 PACIFIC HWY N 102
47 EVANSVILLE, IN-KY KY Henderson Co GREEN STREET HENDERSON KY 102
47 SALT LAKE CITY-OGDEN, UT UT Weber Co HEALTH DEPT BLDG, 2570 GRANT AVE 102

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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