Air Quality Forecasts

Air Quality Index:

The Air Quality Index, pictured here, is the primary tool used to communicate air quality conditions and forecasts to the public. The higher the AQI value, the greater the level of air pollution and the greater the health concern. When levels of air pollution reach the orange level it constitutes an “Air Action Day”. Air Action Days can mean different things for different people. In general, it’s better to avoid heavy outdoor exertion on these days for any member of the population, however with those in sensitive groups(those with asthama,children,the elderly,etc) may want to limit their outdoor exposure altogether. In aaddition,we give members of the community tips on how they can help limit pollution in their communities on these days.