What is the Air Quality Index?

The Air Quality Index (AQI) was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It’s used nationwide to help you understand what local air quality means to your health. The higher the AQI value, the greater the amount of air pollution, which means the greater the health concerns. The AQI is a great tool for you to use to determine if you can enjoy the outdoors as usual, or if you should consider planning an indoor activity to reduce exposure to air pollution.

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1. What is Spare the Air?
2. When is a Spare the Air Alert issued?
3. What is the Air Quality Index?
4. What are the health effects of air pollution?
5. Who is most vulnerable to poor air quality?
6. How can air pollution impact you?
7. What are some ways to improve air quality?
8. How can I receive Spare the Air Alerts?