Thursday, April 5, 2012

health standards exceeded for sulfur dioxide

April 5th 2012 Sulfur dioxide exceeds health standards in Chalmette, LA.

Based on the LDEQ's ambient air monitor at Bluebird Park in Chalmette Vista Neighborhood, the sulfur dioxide levels peaked between 7am and 9am with one-hour readings of 94.6 ppb SO2, 125.5 ppb SO2, and 75.8 ppb SO2. Residents do not have access to the 30 minute and 5 minute readings which comprise these hourly averages.

The EPA one-hour health standard for sulfur dioxide is 75 ppb.

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