Environmental Quality

EnvironmentAir Quality Index
LaPorte County has a significantly greater number of good air quality days compared to Porter and Lake County.
Perceptions of Air Quality
Northwest Indiana residents are less likely to give their community favorable ratings for air quality compared to national benchmarks.
Secondary Smoke
Northwest Indiana adults and children are more often exposed to secondary smoke in the home compared to national findings.
Environmental Tobacco Smoke NW IN US HP2010 Significance vs. U.S. Significance vs. HP2010
% Children Exposed to Smoke at Home 28.9 18.3 10 WORSE Does NOT Meet Goal
% Someone Smokes at Home 25.6 18.8   WORSE