Daily Air Quality Report - Feb. 8

Friday, February 08, 2013

AIR QUALITY INDEX (AQI) FORECAST FOR TODAY: 43 (Fine Particles)

This is in the Good range.     

YESTERDAY’S AQI: 51 (Fine Particles)

Fine Particles (PM2.5): 16.2 micrograms per cubic meter of air.

(Moderate)

Ozone monitoring will resume on March 1.

POLLEN COUNT: 154

This is in the Extremely Heavy range.                                       

Tyes of pollen present: Hickory, Birch, Poplar, Cedar, Oak, Magnolia, Pine.                                    

MOLD SPORE COUNT: 417

This is in the Low range.                                         

Types of mold spores present: Cladosporium, Alternaria, Drechslera, Periconia.                                                    

Burning is allowed between 9 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. with a 2012-13 burning permit from the Air Pollution Control Bureau. If you do not have a permit and would like to apply for one, dial 423 643-5970 or download an application at www.pollutionsolution.org.


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