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You can download all of our air data from 2018 through February 2019 as a zip file of CSVs. It contains:

  • a list of the included air monitors
  • a list of imported files
  • primary sensor data, keyed by monitor id
  • secondary sensor data, keyed by monitor id

You can view interactive graphs of AQI levels:

Read more about the Southwest Side Air Network.


Air Pollution May Be Damaging ‘Every Organ In The Body’
Damian Carrington 2019 May 17

How Car Pollution Hurts Kids’ Performance in School
by Nicole Joravsky, 2019 February 4

Researchers Now Have Even More Proof That Air Pollution Can Cause Dementia
by Aaron Reuben, 2019 May 2

Study Finds Racial Gap Between Who Causes Air Pollution And Who Breathes It
by Jonathan Lambert, 2019 March 11

Pollution is bad for your health and the environment. It’s also bad for schools, two recent studies show.
by Matt Barnum, 2019 February 25


CDC Health Disparities & Inequalities Report (CHDIR)

The health effects of ambient PM2.5 and potential mechanisms
Shaolong Fenga,n, Dan Gaoa, Fen Liaoa, Furong Zhoua, Xinming Wan 2016

Does Pollution Drive Achievement? The Effect of Traffic Pollution on Academic Performance (paywalled)
Heissel, J., Persico, C. and Simon, D. 2019

Hazed and Confused: The Effect of Air Pollution on Dementia (paywalled)
Bishop, K., Ketcham, J., Kuminoff, N. 2018

The Effects Of Local Industrial Pollution On Students And Schools
Persico, C. and Venator, J. 2018