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VOG: Hawaii County Air Flunks
By News Release @ 11:45 PM :: 3641 Views :: Environment

From State of the Air 2013

American Lung Association report card: Vog contributes to grade 'F' Big Island air quality and grade 'B' Oahu air quality.

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OZONE

County Grade Wgt. Orange Red Purple
Avg. Days Days Days
Hawaii DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC
Honolulu A 0 0 0 0
Kalawao DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC
Kauai DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC
Maui DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC
PARTICULATES
County Grade Wgt. Orange Red Purple Grade Design
Avg. Days Days Days (Annual) Value
Hawaii F 12.5 30 5 0 Fail 15.5
Honolulu B 0.8 1 1 0 Pass 8.6
Kalawao DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC
Kauai INC INC INC INC INC INC INC
Maui A 0 0 0 0 Pass 4.9
Groups at Risk
County Total Pop Under 18 65 & Over Pediatric Asthma Adult Asthma COPD CV Disease Diabetes Poverty Estimate
Hawaii 186,738 42,115 28,273 4,601 13,767 6,663 47,413 12,952 37,428
Honolulu 963,607 211,553 142,830 23,113 71,860 33,084 231,505 63,028 95,769
Kalawao 90 0 27 0 8 5 35 10 0
Kauai 67,701 15,179 10,512 1,658 4,993 2,426 17,290 4,728 8,637
Maui 156,674 35,757 20,902 3,907 11,595 5,408 37,965 10,311 19,773
TOTAL: 1,374,810 304,604 202,544 33,279 102,223 47,586 334,208 91,029 161,607

Notes:

(1) INC indicates incomplete monitoring data for all three years. Therefore, those counties are excluded from the grade analysis.

(2) DNC indicates that there is no monitor collecting data in the county.

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