The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires all organizations conducting environmental programs that are fully or partially funded by EPA to establish and implement a structured quality system that ensures the production of quality information products.
The Vermont Air Quality & Climate Division (AQCD) began operating an air toxics monitoring program in 1993 based on concerns with the potential health risks associated with specific air toxic pollutants or hazardous air contaminants (HAC) in the ambient air. The specific HACs (EPA refers to these compounds as Hazardous Air Polluntants (HAP)) of concern pose human health risks associated with cancer, lung disease and other acute or chronic health problems.
The quicklook reports below are data summaries retrieved from the Air Quality System (AQS). AQS is maintained by U.S. EPA and contains ambient air pollution data collected by EPA, state, local, and tribal air pollution control agencies. The reports below are updated on a quarterly basis.