Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
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
DNR launched a new online payment portal for facilities to pay annual Title V fees. Visit https://programs.iowadnr.gov/payments/ and search for the facility by EIQ number, facility name or ID.
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.
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
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
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
EPA recommends preventing lung cancer by testing your home for Radon. This week marks the beginning of National Radon Action Month. Every January, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urges everyone across the United States to test their homes for radon gas. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can seep into homes from the ground and, in some cases, well water supply. Contact Polk County Environmental Health for low cost radon test kits. (515)286-3705
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
As much as we love fireworks displays, drifting smoke can cause breathing problems for some and large crowds may pose a risk this year. Click to learn more on safety tips to enjoy fireworks and protect sensitive people.
#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
Ambient Air Quality affects everyone. Children often play outside during hot, muggy summer afternoons. Their lungs are still developing, and they breathe more rapidly and inhale more air pollution per pound of body weight than adults.