Photograph of Farrar Site

Address: County Road 342
Farrar, MO 63746

Pollutant monitored: Ozone (O3)

Date established: 1/22/2004

Site coordinates

  • Latitude: 37.70264°
  • Longitude: -89.69864°

County: Perry

EPA Site No: 29-157-0001

Farrar's design value for ozone peaked at 80 parts per billion (ppb) during the 2005-2007 monitoring period. Its design values did not fall below the current standard of 70 parts per billion until the relatively cool monitoring period of 2013-2015. As of early July 2016, preliminary data show that the Farrar site has had one exceedance of the standard; however, one exceedance does not mean that the site's design value for 2014-2016 will exceed the standard. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will not be able to determine the ozone design value for 2014-2016 until March 2017 because of the need to quality-assure data. A site's design value determines whether an area is in attainment of a federal standard.

Ground-level ozone is formed when pollutants emitted by cars, factories, power plants, and other sources react chemically in the presence of heat and sunlight. Ozone at ground level is a harmful air pollutant as opposed to ozone in the upper atmosphere, which protects us from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.

Please note that the current standard of 70 parts per billion equals 0.070 parts per million (ppm).

Ozone Data

Technical issues can affect the ability to deliver quality data.
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Related Links

National standards for pollutants

Health effects of ozone and historical information

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