Daily Air Quality Report - Feb. 8

Friday, February 8, 2013


This is in the Good range.     

YESTERDAY’S AQI: 51 (Fine Particles)

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


Ozone monitoring will resume on March 1.


This is in the Extremely Heavy range.                                       

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


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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