U.S. PM2.5 emissions 1990-2017

This statistic displays the volume of particulate matter 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) emissions in the United States from 1970 to 2017. In 2017, there was 5.33 million tons of PM2.5 emissions. Particulate matter is a mixture of tiny particles and liquid droplets. They are usually composed of acids, organic chemicals, metals, and soil or dust particles.

Volume of particulate matter (PM2.5) emissions in the U.S. from 1990 to 2017

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Release date

April 2019


United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2017

Supplementary notes

PM: particulate matter

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