Air pollution in alaska communities
While there are various types and degrees of Air Pollution, only those communities formally classified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Nonattainment or Maintenance Areas, or those communities / areas that regularly exceed or are near violating the health-based National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) are listed on this web page.
The two main EPA criteria pollutants (pollutants that have EPA standards) impacting Alaska are Carbon Monoxide and Particulate Matter.
Matanuska - Susitna Valley
- Rural Alaska Particulate Matter (PM10) issues (dust)
- Rural Alaska Particulate Matter (PM2.5) issues (woodsmoke)