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Air Quality Index & Ozone Action
The AQI is an index for reporting daily air quality. It tells you how clean or polluted your air is, and what associated health concerns you should be aware of. The Environmental Protection Agency has established national air quality standards to protect against harmful health effects. Visit the EPA website for today's Air Quality Forecast in your area.
Index
Values
Levels
of Health
Concern
Cautionary Statements
0-50GoodNone
51-100ModerateUnusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion.
101-150Unhealthy for Sensitive GroupsActive children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.
151-200UnhealthyActive children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially children, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.
201 - 300Very UnhealthyActive children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid all outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially children, should limit outdoor exertion.
301 - 500HazardousEveryone should avoid all outdoor exertion.
What You Can Do
Ozone Action Day tips:
  • Conserve electricity and set your air conditioner at a higher temperature.
  • Choose a cleaner commute—share a ride to work or use public transportation.
    Bicycle or walk to errands when possible.
  • Defer use of gasoline-powered lawn and garden equipment.
  • Refuel cars and trucks after dusk.
  • Combine errands and reduce trips.
  • Limit engine idling.
  • Use household, workshop, and garden chemicals in ways that keep evaporation to a minimum,
    or try to delay using them when poor air quality is forecast.

Everyday Air Wise Tips: 35 Things You Can Do


For more information about AQI and Ozone Action Days visit the EPA-AIR NOW web site.

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