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 2016. • 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 2016. • Graph by Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

June review

Thankfully we had another clean month, with all days in the “good” air quality range at our Chinatown-International District air monitor. The spring and summer months typically have the best air quality with plenty of wind and moderate temperatures.

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

Did you know?

There are now over 1 billion cars on the planet?! The good news is that in our region, the number of miles that each person travels every year has been decreasing since we peaked back in the late 1990’s.
Visit pscleanair.org for a daily air quality forecast.

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