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Air Quality Awareness Week: Air Quality Trends (Part 2)

Educate: In 2016, air quality monitors in Cheyenne and Casper recorded annual PM2.5 concentrations of 12.8 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3) and 11.0 µg/m3, respectively. The annual National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for PM2.5 is 35.0 µg/m3. That places Cheyenne and Casper – the only two...

Air Quality Awareness Week: Air Quality Trends (Part 1)

Educate: The Clean Air Act Air sets national standards for six common “criteria” pollutants: particulate matter, ozone (sometimes referred to as smog), sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and lead. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, pollution levels have dropped signifi...

Air Quality Awareness Week: Asthma and Air Quality

Educate: Air pollution may contribute to a variety of lung diseases and other respiratory problems. Exposure to ground-level ozone and other pollutants in the air may also cause flare-ups and may increase the chance of upper respiratory infections, which can worsen asthma symptoms. Ozone on the grou...

Air Quality Awareness Week: Wildfires

Educate: Wildfires are part a part of life in the west, and a single wildfire can burn thousands of acres before they are contained. Some wildfires are necessary for ecosystem health, but wildfires always produce smoke. Particulate matter, a term for small particles suspended in the air, are the pri...
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