The map shows the risk of ozone for people in each of Colorado’s census tracts — small geographic regions used for the US census. The risk is an index between 0 and 1, where 0 indicates lowest risk (lightest color) and 1 indicates the highest (darkest color). This index represents a combination of exposure and social vulnerability to ozone. Communities with a higher share of young people, older people, outdoor workers, and people with asthma or heart disease are more likely to be harmed by the impacts of ozone.
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Zoom in to see the ozone risk index in your census tract. You can use the search bar in the upper-left-hand corner of the map to type in your city or county. Hover over a census tract to see the components of the index in that area. You can also highlight multiple census tracts by clicking and dragging with your cursor.