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

Last month’s review

We had a mild October with plenty of wind. As a result, the Chinatown-International District had six “moderate” air quality days, with the rest in the “good” range over the month. The main sources of air pollution in the Chinatown-International District are cars and trucks driving on I-5 and I-90. Breathing high levels of pollution can cause heart attacks, strokes, asthma attacks, and more.

Did you know?

Breathing through your nose rather than your mouth can help filter air pollution, even for the smallest and most harmful particles that reach the deepest part of your lungs.

Visit pscleanair.org for a daily air quality forecast.

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