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Air quality calculator estimates NOx contribution

Friday, January 27, 2017

CAPCOG’s Air Quality Program launched a new emissions calculator on the Air Central Texas website to let residents calculate the impact of typical day-to-day activities on regional air pollution levels.

The calculator estimates nitrogen oxides (NOX), the key contributor to ground-level ozone air pollution and particulate matter air pollution in the region. These pollutants can make it difficult to breathe and high levels can put the region at risk for violating federal air quality standards. The calculator uses emissions data for vehicles, power plants, natural gas and propane combustion, electricity used to pump and treat water, and gasoline use in lawn care.

Using the calculator lets residents improve their understanding of how their activities can affect regional air pollution and how behavioral changes can reduce their impact.

Residents can use the Air Central Texas emissions calculator to estimate their air pollution contribution. The calculator can be used any time at aircentraltexas.org.

Residents can use the Air Central Texas emissions calculator to estimate their air pollution contribution. The calculator can be used any time at aircentraltexas.org.

> Use or promote the calculator.
> Learn about the CAPCOG Air Quality Program.

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