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Air quality report shows continued progress for Michigan's air

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Air Quality Division (AQD) recently released its 2022 Air Quality Annual Report.

Cover of the 2022 Michigan Air Quality Annual Report

EGLE has a network of more than 40 monitoring sites across the state with over 100 monitors that monitor for one or more pollutants, including, criteria pollutants, toxic air contaminants, and more.

“Since EGLE began ambient air monitoring in the early 1970s, the air quality in Michigan has improved”, says Susan Kilmer, the air monitoring section manager. “We continue to make strides meeting the National Ambient Air Quality Standards and reducing emissions of toxic air contaminants.  We conduct a robust air monitoring network statewide to measure that progress.” 

The entire state is in attainment for carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter. EGLE is currently working on State Implementation Plans to further reduce pollutants and bring the entire state into attainment.

Read the entire report for additional details.