Air Quality Successes And Resources
- From 2000 to 2014, ozone levels in Texas decreased by 29 percent. The rest of the nation averaged a 16 percent decrease in ozone levels.
- Texas has one of the most extensive, aggressive air monitoring programs in the nation. Air monitors across Texas provide more than 26 million data points per year.
- In 2014, all monitors in Texas had annual average benzene concentrations below the state’s safe level (Air Monitoring Comparison Value or AMCV).
- Between 2000 and 2013, emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), a precursor to ozone, from major industrial sources have decreased 63 percent.
- Of the 20 states with the highest NOx emissions, Texas ranks 4th lowest in emissions per capita.
Ozone: The Facts
Particulate Matter: The Facts
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