Check Current Air Quality

Current Air Quality is the most recent air quality in your area. It’s updated hourly. Check your current air quality to see if now is a good time for outdoor activities. More about Current Air Quality.

Primary Pollutant

This pollutant currently has the highest forecasted AQI in the area.



Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

Have flexibility in your schedule?

Even if the forecast is Orange (unhealthy for sensitive groups), there may be times during the day when air quality is OK for outdoor activities. Ozone is often lower in the morning. Check current air quality to see if now is a good time for you to be active outdoors.

Can’t change your schedule?

People with lung disease such as asthma, children and teens, older adults, and people who are routinely active outdoors for six or more hours a day: Reduce your exposure by choosing less strenuous activities or shortening the amount of time you are active outdoors.
Everyone else: Enjoy your outdoor activities.

Active children and adults, and people with respiratory diseases, such as asthma, should be avoiding all outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially children, should limit outdoor exertion.

Activities for children, who can be especially harmed by high levels of ozone because of their developing lungs and that some activities such as sports result in them breathing in quite a large amount of the chemical irritants should be suspended.

Do Your Share

• Take the bus, carpool, bike or walk instead of driving
• Refuel your vehicle after 8 p.m.; do not top off when refueling and tighten the gas cap
• Avoid idling your vehicle
• Combine trips or eliminate unnecessary vehicle trips
• Keep your vehicle maintained with properly inflated tires and timely oil changes
• Avoid use of gasoline-powered lawn equipment on Air Quality Alert days
• Avoid use of oil-based paints and stains on Air Quality Alert days
• Never burn leaves or other yard trimmings
• Always burn clean, seasoned wood in outdoor fire pits, fireplaces and wood stoves
• Do not use fire pits or fireplaces for non-essential home heating on Air Quality Alert days
• Conserve electricity

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