Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
4,295,962,018 Air Quality Index (AQI)-weighted people days (2016-18)

3,866,365,816 AQI-weighted people days

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

4,295,962,018 Air Quality Index (AQI)-weighted people days exceeded 100 on the AQI in 2016-18

Reduce the number of days people are exposed to unhealthy air

Target-Setting Method
Percent improvement


Exposure to air pollution is linked to many health problems, including cancer, respiratory diseases, and heart disease. Outdoor air pollution is also linked to early death. Taking action to prevent air pollution through laws like the Clean Air Act can lead to major reductions in pollution and help prevent many serious health problems.