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Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.

Dec 09 11:46PM

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Polk County Air Quality Solar Project

Polk County’s Air Quality Division announces the completion of their Public Works solar project in Des Moines, which was built to support air pollution monitoring activities.

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9/2/2022

Why you may smell smoke in Polk County, Iowa
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Why you may smell smoke in Polk County, Iowa

The Fire and Smoke Map shows fine particle pollution (PM2.5) from permanent AirNow monitors, temporary monitors deployed by agencies for smoke events, and low-cost sensors made by PurpleAir. https://fire.airnow.gov/ Users can click or tap on the layer icon on the upper right of the map to select/de-select map layers showing the different data sources.

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3/29/2022

March 1st marks the beginning of the 2022 ozone season
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March 1st marks the beginning of the 2022 ozone season

From now through October 31, the daily air quality forecasts from the Polk County Air Quality Division will include forecasts for ozone as well as our year-round forecasts for fine particle pollution. The county-based forecasting gives users up-to-date and localized forecasting for Polk County, including the next day's forecast.

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2/28/2022

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As AQAW comes to an end, today we focus on Air Quality Around the World. With the support of the EPA, U.S. embassy and consulate data is widely available through: https://t.co/qFlhVMMQV6 Looks like it would be a great day to relax on a beach in San Jose😉 #AQAW2021

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5/7/2021

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EPA developed a new environmental justice (EJ) mapping and screening tool called EJSCREEN. Users can access environmental and demographic info for locations in the US, and compare to the rest of the state, EPA region, or the nation. https://t.co/fLEBfRFMvz #AQAW2021

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5/6/2021

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Citizen science is the practice of public participation in scientific research and data collection. Citizen science and low-cost sensors are an exciting and growing part of air quality awareness. #AQAW2021

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5/5/2021

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Polk County Air Quality is forcasted to be good today and tomorrow so it's the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the Iowa Cubs opening day! #AQAW2021 #AQI #ICUBS

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5/4/2021

4th of July Fireworks May Impact Air Quality
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4th of July Fireworks May Impact Air Quality

Each year we celebrate our national birthday and fireworks displays are a traditional method of celebrating Independence Day on the 4th of July.

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6/29/2022

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#AQAW2021 continues today with focus on Asthma & Health. Air pollution can make asthma symptoms worse and trigger attacks. Ever hear your local weather say tomorrow will be a "code orange" day for air pollution? That's the AQI at work. Check ours daily at https://t.co/15DngVIHZQ

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5/4/2021

Polk County AQI to reach Orange Category.
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Polk County AQI to reach Orange Category.

6/15/2022 - Polk County, Iowa The Air Quality Index(AQI) for fine particulate pollution is expected to reach the Orange or Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups category.

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6/15/2022

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Enjoying Clean Air! #AQAW2021

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5/3/2021

The AQI for Particulate Pollution
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The AQI for Particulate Pollution

6/14/22 - The Air Quality Index (AQI) for particulate pollution is expected to reach the Orange or Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Category.

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6/14/2022