Air Quality Monitoring

Garland’s Health Department is monitoring air quality weekly at the off-site construction campus for the I-635 East project. Air samples at seven different points surrounding the project are being taken to help ensure we know the level of particulate matter - PM (measured at PM 10 µg/M3) regardless of which direction the wind blows.

 

The City of Garland takes air quality seriously and will post the average results of testing regularly. 

 

To view air quality reporting from the EPA and partners visit: https://www.airnow.gov/ 

 

For more information contact Health Director, Jason Chessher, e-mail, 972-205-3534.

 

EPA’s PM10 Breakpoints 

Levels of Health Concern

Numerical Value

PM10 µg/M3

Good

0-50

0-54

Moderate

51-100

55-154

Unhealthy for Sensitive Individuals

101-150

155-254

Unhealthy

151-200

255-354

Very Unhealthy

201-300

355-424

Hazardous

>300

>425

 

Samples taken by Garland Health Department staff during a ten minute interval on the dates listed:

 

PM 10 µg/M3

Location

22-Oct

01-Nov

11-Nov

17-Nov

24-Nov

01-Dec

1: Browne/Stan

  11.516.7

5.0

12.4

35.9

10.4

2: Shiloh/Kingsley

48.4

21.2 11.251.6 61.0

16.1

3: Kingsley/78

  17.4 11.5

5.2

12.1

20.4

21.9

4: 78/Leon

33.1

11.1

66.1

11.1

17.2

22.0

5: Axe/Bonita

 8.4

6.7

4.5

10.0

11.6

13.4

6: Park Crest Elem.

17.4

16.9

5.2

9.5

10.4

11.4

7: Axe UMC

 9.0 5.8

5.0

9.4

 10.0

18.1

 

Map showing air quality testing locations:


Sample Sites
Samples are also continuously taken by Pegasus Link Constructors at the construction campus.