Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
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
As much as we love fireworks displays, drifting smoke can cause breathing problems for some and drought conditions may pose additional risks this year. Whether attending a display or celebrating at home, follow this link for four safety tips.
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
Facilities subject to Title V of the federal Clean Air Act must submit 2020 emissions fees by July 1, 2021. The Title V air emissions fee for calendar year 2020 is $70.00 per ton. Facilities have the convenience of paying fees online at https://programs.iowadnr.gov/payments.
Air Quality Awareness Week 2021 will be celebrated May 3 – 7, 2021. The theme this year is Healthy Air – Important for Everyone! Follow on Twitter @PolkCoIAAirQ as we discuss a different Air Quality Topic each day.
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
For 22 years, the American Lung Association has analyzed data from official air quality monitors to compile the State of the Air report. The more you learn about the air you breathe, the more you can protect your health and take steps to make the air cleaner and healthier. https://www.lung.org/research/sota
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
The Des Moines National Weather Service has produced a weather briefing concerning critical fire weather conditions over much of western and northwest Iowa. Elsewhere, elevated fire weather conditions will exist for today. No open burning recommened in Polk County.
#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
The National Weather service has issue a special weather statement. Elevated Fire Weather Conditions. Strong southerly winds, combined with warming temperatures, drying conditions, and low relative humidity values will create hazardous conditions and elevated fire weather conditions today.