Houston Air Quality (AQI) and Texas Air Pollution

How is the Air Quality in Houston?

Houston air quality exceeded the WHO annual limits on over one-third of days in 2020. Houston’s air quality averaged over four times the daily recommended limit of dangerous PM 2.5 pollutants on its worse day in 2020.

37% Of Days in Houston More Polluted Than WHO Target

Houston’s daily air quality levels exceeded the World Health Organization (WHO) annual limit on 37% of days in 2020. Some days in Houston saw air pollution levels, reaching “very unhealthy” levels, far above safe air quality levels.

Current Air Quality in Houston

Houston Air Pollution: The Negative Health Effects

This analysis of Houston’s air quality is based on PM2.5 pollution. These are particles smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter that can penetrate deep into the lungs and even enter the bloodstream.

Studies have shown that PM2.5 raises blood pressureinflammation, and rates of heart attacks and strokes

WATCH: Why Is PM2.5 So Harmful to Us?

5 Things You Should Know about PM2.5 Air Pollution

Protect Your Health in Houston

Despite the harms of PM2.5, placebo-controlled studies of air purifiers have found that removing particulate in the home has positive effects on blood pressure, inflammation, and immune response.

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