Poor Air Quality
- Poor Air Quality
- Tobacco Smoke
- Smoke from Wood Burning Stoves
- Volatile Organic Compounds
- Dust Mites
- Pet dander
- Poorly Maintained Appliances
Complete Solutions (PDF 196kb)
Trigger Description and What you can do
Air Quality affects health, especially that of individuals with heart or lung disease. The Air Quality Index (AQI) tells us how clean the air is and whether it could affect our health. EPA, together with state and local agencies, forecasts and reports on current conditions for ozone and particle pollution.
What you can do:
Check the Air Quality Index (AQI) daily. If you cannot access the Internet to check it, consult your local newspaper, tv or radio weather broadcasts for daily ozone and/or particle pollution forecasts.
On bad air days (Code Orange, Red, Purple or Maroon), limit or reschedule outdoor activity.
There are simple steps that people can take to reduce exposure. Visit EPA's AirNow website to learn more about how the air could affect your health.
For more Information about Ozone, visit:http://www.epa.gov/asthma/outdoorair.html