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 June 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 June 2015. • Graph by Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

Last month’s review

This June had plenty of winds and the best air quality we’ve had since we began monitoring last year. The air monitor in the Chinatown-International District neighborhood showed one moderate day through June 25 and good air quality the rest of the month.

The main sources of air pollution in the neighborhood are cars and trucks driving on I-5 and I-90. Breathing high levels of this pollution can cause heart attacks, strokes, asthma attacks, and more.

Did you know?

Air pollution in the Chinatown-International District is highest during the morning hours. It is lowest in the early afternoons, so get outside and enjoy the day, especially during those breezy afternoons!

Visit pscleanair.org for a daily air quality forecast.

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