Air Quality Index

The Air Quality Index (AQI), shown below, is used to report daily air quality. It tells how clean or polluted the air is. Meteorologists use the AQI to forecast the air quality on a day-to-day basis. In the Birmingham area, ozone is forecasted from April 15th to October 15th and particle pollution (PM2.5) is forecasted year-round.


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Air Quality Index Protect Your Health
Good No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range.
Moderate Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion.
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups The following groups should limit prolonged outdoor exertion:
  • People with lung disease, such as asthma
  • People with heart disease
  • Children and older adults
  • People who are active outdoors
Unhealthy The following groups should avoid prolonged outdoor exertion:
  • People with lung disease, such as asthma
  • People with heart disease
  • Children and older adults
  • People who are active outdoors
Everyone else should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.
Very Unhealthy The following groups should avoid all outdoor exertion:
  • People with lung disease, such as asthma
  • People with heart disease
  • Children and older adults
  • People who are active outdoors
Everyone else should limit outdoor exertion.
Hazardous Everyone should avoid outdoor exertion.

Additional Resources

Contact

Phone: 205.251.8139
Fax: 205.328.3304
Site: www.alabamacleanair.com
Address: Alabama Partners for Clean Air
2 20th St N Suite
Suite 1200
Birmingham, AL 35203