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

May 24 01:01AM

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EPA Clean School Bus Rebate Webinar

Following the passage of the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law EPA's new Clean School Bus Program provides $5 billion over five years (2022-2026) to replace existing school buses with new low- or no-emission school buses.

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5/10/2022

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

Air Quality News
Iowa’s 2022 Air Monitoring Network Plan Available for Public Review and Comment

The air monitoring network plan will assist the Iowa DNR in its efforts to monitor the quality of Iowa’s air and to keep the public aware of air quality problems. The plan is required by EPA’s national ambient air monitoring regulations. It contains detailed information about the location and purpose of any monitor in Iowa’s air monitoring network that produces data for comparison with national ambient air quality standards. The 2022 Air Monitoring Network Plan is available by clicking here or going to www.iowadnr.gov/airpublicinput.

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5/17/2022

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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

Tornado Recovery Effort and Open Burning
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Tornado Recovery Effort and Open Burning

As our communities begin the work of tornado debris cleanup, keep in mind that open burning is not allowed within the cities of Des Moines, West Des Moines, Clive, Windsor Heights, Urbandale, and Pleasant Hill. In cities not listed above contact your city or check the Air Quality Division’s Polk County Cities and Municipalities Open Burning Ordinances page to determine if open burning is allowed in your location

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3/7/2022

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Enjoying Clean Air! #AQAW2021

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5/3/2021

High Wind Event Cleanup
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High Wind Event Cleanup

As communities begin the work of storm debris cleanup, keep in mind that open burning is not allowed within Des Moines, West Des Moines, Clive, Windsor Heights, Urbandale, and Pleasant Hill. Check Air Quality's Open Burning page to determine if allowed in your location.

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12/16/2021