Baltimore City and the community of Curtis Bay is already overburdened with toxic air pollution:
- Curtis Bay has the highest level of toxic air pollution in the state of Maryland and in 2007 and 2008, Curtis Bay’s zip code ranked first in the entire country for quantity of toxic air pollutants.
- the Curtis Bay zip code still ranks 87th in the country for toxic air emissions (out of 10,497) and 1st in Maryland (out of 81).
- A monitor located in Baybrook recorded the third highest PM2.5 (particulate matter) concentrations in Baltimore City in 2007, out of six monitors. That monitor was removed in 2008 and has not been replaced.
- Baltimore has the highest rate of air pollution related deaths in the nation. More here.
Find out more in this report on air quality in Curtis Bay by the Environmental Integrity Project.