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The Delaware Particulate Matter Advance Program

The state and local governments in Delaware have joined together to work with industry to reduce particulate matter emissions and protect the public under the EPA’s Particulate Matter Advance Program.

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Renae Held Division of Air Quality

Particulate Matter

Tiny airborne particles found in haze, smoke and airborne dust, and known as “particulate matter” and usually abbreviated as PM2.5, can occur year-round and can cause serious health problems. Delaware monitors for particulate matter at sites around the state, and works with local governments and other partners in the Delaware Particulate Matter Advance Program to reduce