This indicator provides a measure of community health and well-being, as well as environmental health. The indicator identifies the percentage of days for which air quality was monitored and found to be unhealthy, either for sensitive groups, such as people with asthma, or the community as a whole. An air quality index indicator summarizes levels of ground-level ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide in one measure.
Air Quality Index
Note: Plan Houston's performance indicators are intended to inform the public and policy makers on the community's success at achieving Plan Houston's community goals. Identifying current performance is a first step; future steps could include tracking progress over time and establishing preferences on outcomes.