April 30th – May 4th is Air quality Awareness Week! The easiest way to stay aware of the air is to sign up to have the air quality forecast and Air Quality Index (AQI) levels sent directly to your inbox.
The AQI is an index for reporting daily air quality that translates pollution levels to colors. It tells you how clean or polluted your air is, and what associated health effects might be a concern for you. The AQI focuses on health affects you may experience within a few hours or days after breathing polluted air. To learn more about the AQI, please visit AirNow.gov.
If you are in the Pittsburgh and greater Allegheny County region, sign up for air quality information at Pittsburgh.enviroflash.info.