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How the Air Quality Index can help you

Posted on September 20, 2013
by Susana Escamilla

Tools to analyze the air quality like AIRNow are great to use because they give you daily updates on the air quality in your city. Today, we wanted to go more into detail on understanding what the color range means. Today, I checked the air quality in Los Angeles, and the city fell under the color yellow.The air is moderate but for a small group of individuals they may experience respiratory symptoms.The Air Quality Index is also measured through a numerical value. It is measured from 0-500. The greater the value the greater the health concern is for the population.Below is an example of the graph that shows what the colors means,the levels of health concern, and the numerical value provided by AIRNow.

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When the air quality reaches the color orange or the unhealthy range, the individuals who are sensitive to pollutants should reduce the exposure of outdoor activities. When days reach to the unhealthy range then there are days called, “Action Days.” Action Days help us gain valuable information on how to improve the air quality. AIRNOW gives you some tips on how to help keep the air cleaner by clicking here.. This is the time to learn not only more about the outdoor air quality but to gain more knowledge of improving the air inside our environments whether it is at home or where we work. At AirTek, we provide indoor solutions to a variety of industries. Learn more of how AirTek can be of assistance to your indoor air quality concerns by contacting the company. In addition, learn more about more topics on air quality via our Facebook Community Page and our Twitter Page.

 

 

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