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Air Quality Alert
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Air Quality Alert

The Iowa DNR has issued an Air Quality Alert for fine particle pollution in effect now until 3PM Friday. The AQI is expected to reach the Orange or Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups category. To keep track of evolving air quality conditions in your area, go to fire.airnow.gov

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7/29/2021

Air Quality News
New DNR Payment Portal for Title V Emission Fees

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.

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7/30/2021

Celebrate Air Quality Awareness Week
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Celebrate Air Quality Awareness Week

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.

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5/4/2021

What's the State of YOUR Air?
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What's the State of YOUR Air?

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

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4/22/2021

Air Quality News
National Radon Action Month

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

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1/7/2021

DNR Safety Tips to Enjoy Fireworks
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DNR Safety Tips to Enjoy Fireworks

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.

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6/29/2020

Air Quality News
Air Quality Monitoring

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.

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4/1/2020