Curious About the Air Quality in Monmouth County? Brown’s Heating and Cooling Has the Latest Report

Air Quality in Monmouth CountyAlthough the air quality in Monmouth County, NJ has gotten better over the last year, once again, New Jersey still ranks among the unhealthiest in the nation. According to a new report, “State of the Air,” issued by the American Lung Association, due to the high concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution (smog), NJ gets poor marks for air quality. Smog puts the health of seniors, young children and others with respiratory issues at great risk.

But things are starting to clear up.

Over the 18 years since the State of the Air report began, Monmouth and Ocean counties have both seen a steady decrease in the number of ozone alert days. Alert days are issued when hot weather combines with pollution to create unhealthy conditions for breathing and takes into account the number of fine particles measured in the air, typically from fuel combustion.

According to the Department of Environmental Protection, air quality in Monmouth County, and surrounding NJ areas has been improving because of controls placed on power plants and vehicle emissions.

Below is a complete list of the recent air quality ratings in New Jersey. Monmouth County received a grade “F” ozone rating. They had 9 “orange alert” days and 2 “red alert” days. On orange alert days, active adults, children and anyone with respiratory ailments are advised to limit their time of exertion outdoors. On those days marked as red alert days, everyone is advised to avoid long periods of outdoor exertion.

Air Quality in Monmouth County and Surrounding Areas

Monmouth
Ozone – F
Particle pollution – N/A

Atlantic
Ozone – C
Particle pollution – A

Bergen
Ozone – F
Particle pollution – A

Burlington
Ozone – N/A
Particle pollution – N/A

Camden
Ozone – F
Particle pollution – B

Cape May
Ozone – N/A
Particle pollution – N/A

Cumberland
Ozone – F
Particle pollution – N/A

Essex
Ozone – F
Particle pollution – B

Gloucester
Ozone – F
Particle pollution – A

Hudson
Ozone – F
Particle pollution – B

Hunterdon
Ozone – F
Particle pollution – N/A

Mercer
Ozone – F
Particle pollution – A

Middlesex
Ozone – F
Particle pollution – A

Morris
Ozone – F
Particle pollution – A

Ocean
Ozone – F
Particle pollution – B

Passaic
Ozone – D
Particle pollution – A

Salem
Ozone – N/A
Particle pollution – N/A

Somerset
Ozone – N/A
Particle pollution – N/A

Sussex
Ozone – N/A
Particle pollution – N/A

Warren
Ozone – C
Particle pollution – A

Sources of Pollution

  • Year-round particle pollution is the average level of microscopic pieces of solids and aerosols in the air.
  • Ozone pollution, also known as smog, is a highly irritating, but invisible gas.
  • Short term particle pollution is when spikes of those pieces in the air increase more than usual.

Power plants and automobiles are two of the top sources of both ozone and particle pollution.

Air Quality in Monmouth County: What You Can Do at Home

Air filters play a critical role in maintaining the cleanliness of your home by trapping dust and particles out of the air you breathe. Find out why cleaning your air filter can make a difference and how often you should replace it to maximize effectiveness.

At Brown’s, we offer air filter replacement services for residents in Monmouth County, Ocean County and surrounding areas in New Jersey. We’ll guarantee you’ll have the right size filter every time and take care of the disposal of your dirty filters without the hassle. Call the professionals at Brown’s today for a free quote at 732-741-0694.