exposures indicators

ExposuresThe percentile rank of the tract’s average of the following five exposures indicators.
OzoneOzone is a chemical that combines with other air pollutants to form smog and is a widespread and significant health threat.
Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM 2.5)Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM 2.5) is a mix of particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers in the air produced by cars, trucks, and industries. PM 2.5 is harmful to humans because it can move deep into our lungs and cause irritation, heart and lung disease, or cancer.
Diesel Particulate Matter (Diesel PM)Diesel particulate matter (Diesel PM) is small particles made by burning diesel. Diesel PM is known to cause eye and throat irritation, along with heart and lung disease and lung cancer. 
TrafficTraffic is a significant source of air pollution, particularly in urban areas, and has a wide range of negative effects including noise, vibration, injuries, illnesses and diseases due to air pollution. 
Air ToxicsAir toxics are hazardous air pollutants from many sources including cars, trucks, and industrial facilities, and may cause cancer or other serious health effects. These include reproductive problems and birth defects.