The Environmental Journal of Southern Appalachia
Wednesday, 31 March 2021 11:09

Health officials: Knoxville air quality on sustained upswing

WBIR: Knoxville air quality data indicates sustained improvements

The Knox County Health Department reports that fine particles declined by half between 2007 and 2018. Ozone levels also remained below national standards during that period. The combined pollution reductions — achieved through tighter emissions standards on power plants and vehicles — have resulted in the cleanest air in Knox County since 1999, according to the Health Department.

Here's a link to the full 2019 Knox County Community Health Assessment.