How Is The Air Quality Index Determined?

March 12, 2020

The Air Quality Index (AQI) is used to report daily air quality, and it can change on an hourly or daily basis. This index was developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as local air quality agencies to make information about outdoor air quality understandable and easily accessible to the public. Knowing your air quality index is important for you and your family’s health. DuPree Heating & Air Conditioning provides thorough, eco-friendly, indoor air quality tests in Joliet, IL, and the surrounding areas.

How Is the Air Quality Index Determined?

Values of the AQI range from 0 to 500, and the higher the value, the higher the level of air pollution and health concerns. If the AQI value is around 50, the overall air quality is good with minimal health risks. Values over 300, however, are associated with hazardous air quality that could have serious health consequences.

What Is the Meaning of Different Air Quality Index Values?

Here is a breakdown of how AQI values relate to public health concerns:

  • Good: 0 to 50, little risk of health concerns
  • Moderate: 51 to 100, air quality is acceptable, only poses risks for a small number of individuals
  • Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups: 101 to 150, may affect health for members of sensitive groups
  • Unhealthy: 151 to 200, members of sensitive groups can experience more serious health impacts
  • Very Unhealthy: 201 to 300, everyone may experience more serious health impacts
  • Hazardous: 300 and above, entire population is likely to experience serious health impacts

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