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Air Quality Successes - Air Toxics

Texas has devoted significant resources to air quality monitoring and research during the past decade in order to better understand air quality and to develop effective controls when needed.

Comparison to Other States
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Texas has one of the most extensive, aggressive air monitoring programs in the nation.

- Air monitors across Texas provide more than 23 million data points per year.

- As of July 2012, there are more stationary monitors that measure volatile organic compounds (like benzene) in the state of Texas than in any other state.

- Evaluation of these data show that, overall, air in Texas is safe to breathe.

GeoTAM Viewer
The Geographical Texas Air Quality Monitoring viewers allows users to access information about air quality monitors, view and print maps of areas of interest, and obtain details about selected air monitors and their surrounding area.
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  • Monitoring Sites
  • Benzene in Texas
  • Benzene Trends
  • APWL
  • Benzene Example
  • Barnett Shale
  • Canister Data
  • Accolades