Air Quality Action and Outreach by CAPHE & Partners

Preliminary Analysis of First Quarter 2019 and 2020 Ambient Air Quality in Southeast Michigan

Air pollution is associated with adverse environmental and health impacts, and there has been considerable interest regarding recent changes in pollutant levels that may have resulted from the pandemic and state-wide shut-down.  This analysis shows trends and changes in levels of four air pollutants — particulate matter (PM2.5), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and black carbon —  measured in Detroit and SE Michigan over the 2019-2020 period.

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CAPHE’s work is made possible by funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (RO1ES022616, RO1ES032389), and the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation.  Additional support is provided by the Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD), #P30ES017885.