Sarasota, Florida Health Index
On Wednesday the Sarasota Pollution Index for Ozone went from Good to Poor to Bad. Too many cars, a power plant to the north and bad air drifting down to Sarasota causes most of the pollution. Who would have thought Sarasota had bad air?
You can check our air quality at any time using this link, https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=12 , In most cases the quality of air is worse late in the day.
Air quality in Sarasota, Florida is 63 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.
Water quality in Sarasota, Florida is 33 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.
Superfund index is 98 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). The EPA’s Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of our nation’s most contaminated land. Our index is based on the number of active Superfund sites (over 15,000 in the United States), with particular attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.