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Premature Mortality Due to Particulate Air Pollution in 239 American Cities


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Annual Average Concentrations - Top 50 PM-10 Hot Spots in MSA's

This table considers monitoring stations within Metropolitan Statistical Areas ranked by average annual mean PM-10 concentration and 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.

The PM-10 concentration reported is the average of the annual mean concentration of PM-10 reported at each official monitoring stations within an MSA over the five year period, 1990 through 1994.

RankMetropolitan Statistical Area StateCountyAddress Average Annual Mean
PM-10 Concentration
(1990-1994)
(ug/m³)
Years
of
Data
1 PHILADELPHIA, PA-NJ PA Philadelphia Co CASTOR AND CARBON STS ON PGW PROPERTY 91.6 2
2 ST. LOUIS, MO-IL IL Madison Co 2001 E 20TH ST 82.3 1
3 RIVERSIDE-SAN BERNARDINO, CA CA Riverside Co 5888 MISSION BLVD., RUBIDOUX 71.0 5
4 FRESNO, CA CA Fresno Co CAL STATE #2-SHAW & MAPLE, FRESNO 70.3 1
5 BAKERSFIELD, CA CA Kern Co 225 CHESTER AVE, BAKERSFIELD 69.9 4
6 RIVERSIDE-SAN BERNARDINO, CA CA San Bernardino Co AIRPORT, ONTARIO 64.4 5
7 VISALIA-TULARE-PORTERVILLE, CA CA Tulare Co 310 N CHURCH ST, VISALIA 60.4 5
8 RIVERSIDE-SAN BERNARDINO, CA CA San Bernardino Co 14360 ARROW BLVD., FONTANA 59.7 5
9 FRESNO, CA CA Fresno Co 4706 E. DRUMMOND ST., FRESNO 56.5 5
10 RIVERSIDE-SAN BERNARDINO, CA CA San Bernardino Co 24302 4TH ST., SAN BERNARDINO, CA. 55.7 5
11 BAKERSFIELD, CA CA Kern Co 3311 MANOR ST., OILDALE 55.6 5
12 PHILADELPHIA, PA-NJ PA Philadelphia Co CASTOR AND DELAWARE AVENUES 55.0 2
13 BAKERSFIELD, CA CA Kern Co 1128 GOLDEN STATE HIGHWAY, BAKERSFIELD 55.0 1
14 RENO, NV NV Washoe Co 305 GALLETTI WAY RENO 53.3 5
15 LAS VEGAS, NV NV Clark Co 1301 E LAKE MEAD DR, NORTH LAS VEGAS 52.9 5
16 FRESNO, CA CA Fresno Co 3425 N FIRST ST, FRESNO 52.3 5
17 LAS VEGAS, NV NV Clark Co 2001 WINTERWOOD BLVD, EAST LAS VEGAS 51.6 5
18 LOS ANGELES-LONG BEACH, CA CA Los Angeles Co 803 N. LOREN AVE., AZUSA 51.0 5
19 SALT LAKE CITY-OGDEN, UT UT Salt Lake Co 1795 NORTH 1000 WEST SALT LAKE CITY UT 50.5 4
20 LOS ANGELES-LONG BEACH, CA CA Los Angeles Co 1630 N MAIN ST, LOS ANGELES 50.4 5
21 PHOENIX, AZ AZ Maricopa Co 1475 E PECOS RD, CHANDLER 50.4 4
22 CLEVELAND, OH OH Cuyahoga Co 2785 BROADWAY 50.2 5
23 CLEVELAND, OH OH Cuyahoga Co 4150 EAST 49TH ST 49.5 4
24 RIVERSIDE-SAN BERNARDINO, CA CA Riverside Co 237 1/2 N. "D" ST., PERRIS 49.3 5
25 BAKERSFIELD, CA CA Kern Co 5558 CALIFORNIA AVE, BAKERSFIELD 49.3 1
26 FRESNO, CA CA Fresno Co OAKLAND & LASSEN, FIVE POINTS 49.2 3
27 SAN DIEGO, CA CA San Diego Co 1100 PASEO INTERNATIONAL, OTAY MESA, CA 48.4 2
28 NEW YORK, NY-NJ NY New York Co MADISON AVE.STREET CANYON,47TH-48TH STS. 48.1 3
29 LOS ANGELES-LONG BEACH, CA CA Los Angeles Co 228 W. PALM AVE., BURBANK 47.9 5
30 ST. LOUIS, MO-IL IL Madison Co 15TH & MADISON 47.2 5
31 PHILADELPHIA, PA-NJ PA Philadelphia Co RICHMOND ST. AND WHEATSHEAF LANE 47.2 2
32 PHOENIX, AZ AZ Maricopa Co 3847 W EARLL, PHOENIX 45.7 5
33 STOCKTON, CA CA San Joaquin Co HAZELTON-HD, STOCKTON 44.8 5
34 PITTSBURGH, PA PA Allegheny Co SYCAMORE ST, NATRONA 44.6 1
35 PHOENIX, AZ AZ Maricopa Co 4732 S CENTRAL, PHOENIX 44.5 5
36 CHICAGO, IL IL Cook Co 50TH ST. AND GLENCOE 44.4 4
37 SPOKANE, WA WA Spokane Co CROWN ZELLERBACH/E 3530 FERRY 44.3 5
38 PHOENIX, AZ AZ Maricopa Co 1845 E ROOSEVELT, PHOENIX 43.7 3
39 EL PASO, TX TX El Paso Co 220 LAWTON ST 43.6 5
40 SACRAMENTO, CA CA Yolo Co 117 W MAIN ST, WOODLAND 43.5 1
41 CLEVELAND, OH OH Cuyahoga Co EAST 14TH AND ORANGE, CLEVELAND 43.4 2
42 CHICAGO, IL IL Cook Co ST. FRANCIS SCH., 10155 S. EWING ST. 43.3 3
43 KANSAS CITY, MO-KS KS Wyandotte Co FIRE STA#3 ,420 KANSAS AVE 43.0 5
44 HOUSTON, TX TX Harris Co 9525 CLINTON DR 42.8 5
45 DETROIT, MI MI Wayne Co 2842 WYOMING 42.5 4
46 FRESNO, CA CA Fresno Co 908 N VILLA AVE, CLOVIS 42.4 3
47 CHICAGO, IL IL Cook Co MAYFAIR PUMP STA., 4850 WILSON AVE. 42.3 5
48 SALT LAKE CITY-OGDEN, UT UT Salt Lake Co 500 SOUTH 261 WEST SALT LAKE CITY 42.0 5
49 ANAHEIM-SANTA ANA, CA CA Orange Co 1610 S. HARBOR BLVD., ANAHEIM 42.0 5
50 RENO, NV NV Washoe Co 250 N LAKE ST, RENO 41.9 5

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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