The Air We Breathe: Air Quality Index (AQI) Data
What is the Air Quality Index? What are the general health effects?
The Air Quality Index or AQI is a set of measures for 5 air pollutants.
Additional information can be found at the EPA's site, Air Quality Index-- a Guide to Air Quality and Your Health.
The chart on the left is from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
Ozone (1st major component of smog)
Particulate matter (2nd major component of smog)
Air Quality Monitoring Stations can be found all around the country. You can map the monitoring stations for each AQI pollutant in your community.
Air Quality Index (AQI) today & tomorrow
View today's AQI and tomorrow's forecast from AIRNow for the following areas:
|Lehigh Valley||Liberty/Clairton area||Mercer County||Philadelphia|
|Pittsburgh||Scranton/Wilkes-Barre||State College||Susquehanna Valley|
The PA Department of Environmental Protection provides data on Air Quality Index as well:
- View today's AQI by region
|Northwest PA||Southwest PA||Central PA|
|Northeast PA||Southeast PA|
Summary reports with historical data
Air Quality Index (AQI) historical data