Despite these differences, it appears that asthma disease is exacerbated by particulate pollution in Anchorage, as it is in other cities in which it has been studied.
The results of two recent studies have demonstrated an association between postneonatal mortality and particulate air pollution.
With less particulate matter, carbon monoxide and sulphur dioxide emissions are also less.
Other precautions include staying inside on high particulate pollution days and making sure your child is not exposed to too much diesel pollution on school buses.
The sulfur dioxide and other particulate emissions coupled with gasoline are not found in ethanol, making the alcohol fuel a much cleaner burning alternative.
City traffic is a significant source of pollutants such as sulphur dioxide, particulate matter, benzene, and carbon monoxide.
During the early 1980s the primary sources of Arctic particulate pollution are believed to have been from Russia and Europe.
But there's another major contributor to small particulate pollution that most of us don't know about: those increased levels of wood smoke in winter.
According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, particulate air pollution kills more than 5,000 people a year in that state.
A pond has far more organic particulate matter (small separate particles) than a chemically maintained swimming pool.