Air Pollution in Chicago

Air Pollution in Chicago - MAU Mask

Chicago residents are put at higher risk for asthma and other lung diseases, since the city’s air quality is steadily decreasing.

The Windy City had a weighted average of 14 unhealthy ozone days between 2015-2017, much higher than the 9.8 unhealthy days average in 2014.

Comparing 2018 to 2019, the increase of “unhealthy ozone pollution days” went from 18 to 28 [Source: Health Care Weekly]

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