Student's Name: Morgan Schmutzler '23
Type of Presentation: Power Point Presentation
Presentation Title: "Massachusetts’s Air Pollution Trends Since 2019"
There are chemicals in our atmosphere that have a detrimental effect on the environment and human health; therefore, Massachusetts has been working to reduce these toxins throughout the state. This research study explored the trend of different toxins in the atmosphere separated by county in Massachusetts since 2019. Air pollution contents that were analyzed in the experiment are lead, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, ozone, and particulate matter. The levels of these pollutants were collected daily by the United States Protection Agency, and the air quality was reported separately by month. The results showed a greater amount of air pollution in more populated counties and less air pollution in in lower populated counties. Suffolk, the county that includes Boston contributed to the highest levels of air pollution, and Nantucket contributed to the lowest levels. Additionally, concentrations of these chemicals were increased during the colder months and decreased in the warmer months. Overall, the levels of these air pollutants have been decreasing due to new legislation putting restrictions on industries, automobiles, and more. If we can continue to decrease the levels of these air pollutants, it will have significant improvement on public and environmental health.
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