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The health outcomes attributable to air pollution in San Antonio (New Braunfels), TX are:
Based on meeting ATS recommendations

  • Your city already meets the ATS recommendations for long-term and short-term PM2.5, but does not meet the ATS recommendation for ozone.
  • Meeting the ATS recommendation for ozone will result in 34 fewer deaths and 126,562 fewer adverse health events.
  • OZONE (i) The ATS recommends an 8-hour max Ozone (O3) standard of 60 ppb.
  • PARTICLE POLLUTION (i) The ATS recommends a long-term fine particulate matter (PM2.5) standard of 11 µg/m3 and a short-term PM2.5 standard of 25 µg/m3.
  • Mortality (i) Mortality incidence is aggregated from changes in mortality risk occurring across entire populations of individuals in each city. 34 deaths
    34
  • Major Morbidity (i) Major health endpoints include: acute myocardial infarction, chronic bronchitis, hospital admissions (cardiovascular and respiratory), emergency department visits (respiratory), and lung cancer. 107 incidents
    107
  • Impacted Days (i) Impacted Days includes: restricted activity days, acute respiratory symptoms, work loss days, and school loss days. 126,455 days
    126,455
Annual health impact estimates are shown for pollution concentrations exceeding ATS-recommended standards. Additional health benefits, while not estimated here, are expected to occur with further improvements in air quality.
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