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Environmental Quality 

Exposure to pollutants in the air (like secondhand smoke) can directly affect health status and is linked to premature death, cancer, heart disease, and respiratory disease.

Healthy People 2020 Targets 

Children Aged 13 to 11 Exposed to Secondhand Smoke 

41.3% of children aged 3 to 11 were exposed to secondhand smoke in 2009-12.

Most Recent: 41.3%

HP 2020 Target: 47.0%

This objective has exceeded the target.

Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS. 

 

Air Quality Index (AQI) Exceeding 100 

In 2009-11, the AQI exceeded 100 for 1.252 billion AQI-weighted people days.

Most Recent: 1.252 billion

HP 2020 Target: 1.980 billion

This objective has exceeded the target.

Data Source: Air Quality System (AQS), EPA.