Air Quality Awareness Week

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service urge Americans to "Be Air Aware" during Air Quality Awareness Week, April 30 - May 4, 2012.

Monday: Ozone and Particle Pollution
  • What is Air Pollution?
  • What is Ozone?
  • What is Particle Pollution?


  • Tuesday: What Causes Poor Air Quality
  • What Affects my Air Quality?
  • It All Adds Up To Cleaner Air - spring quiz


  • Wednesday: Keeping Your Lungs and Heart Safe

  • Keeping Your Lungs and Heart Safe:
        Use the Air Quality Index to Protect Against Poor Air Quality
  • Smoke from Fires and Your Health
  • Forecast Earth "Air Aware" Video
  • Asthma Awareness Month



  • Thursday: How to Get Current Air Quality Information?

  • Obtaining Current Air Quality Information
  • Check Your Local Forecast and Current Conditions
  • Air Quality and Fires
         - Check current air quality
         - Check the NOAA Smoke Forecast Tools
             Smoke Management
             Daily Fire Weather Forecast (during fire weather season)



  • Friday: What Can You Do to Help Make the Air Cleaner?
  • What Can You Do to Help Make the Air Cleaner?
  • National Rideshare Directory