The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has been conducting a study of near-road pollution levels in the Chinatown/International District, centered on a new monitoring site at 10th and Weller. This graph shows the air quality of the neighborhood in September 2015. • Graph by Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has been conducting a study of near-road pollution levels in the Chinatown/International District, centered on a new monitoring site at 10th and Weller. This graph shows the air quality of the neighborhood in September 2015. • Graph by Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

Last month’s review

Thanks to the breezy weather, we had a clean September, with 28 good air quality days and only two that were moderate. This was the lowest month of air pollution since since June 2014, when we began air monitoring in the Chinatown-International District. Cars on I-5 and I-90 are the main sources of air pollution for the neighborhood. Breathing high levels of pollution can cause heart attacks, strokes, asthma attacks, and more.

Did you know?

We’re about to head into the winter months when air pollution is typically worse. Calm, cold and clear mornings (and nights) usually are a sign of high levels of air pollution outside.

Visit pscleanair.org for a daily air quality forecast.

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