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Monday, August 17, 2015

Idaho DEQ Air Quality Forecast and Caution

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality        •     August 17, 2015   •          For Immediate Release

Air Quality Advisory

Time / Date:
12pm             August 17, 2015
Location:
Lemhi county
Action:
Everyone should limit exertion – avoid strenuous outside activities
ALL open burning is prohibited by Idaho State Air Quality Rules
(IDAPA 58.01.01.550) -  No open burning of any kind.
Cause of Air Pollution:
Wild fires
AQI and AQI Category:
Current:    Unhealthy for Sensitive    Tomorrow Forecast:    Unhealthy for Sensitive
Pollutant (s):
PM 2.5
Restrictions in Effect Until:
Lifted
Next Update:
Tuesday 12:00 PM  August 18th
Contact:
IDEQ Air Quality Staff at Idaho Falls Regional Office
Toll Free : 1-800-232-4635  or  locally:  208-528-2650
What is the Air Quality Index?


AQI

Category
Cautionary Statement

0-50

Good

None
51-100
Moderate

Sensitive* people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion.

 

101-150

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

Everyone should limit exertion outdoors.

151-200

Unhealthy

Everyone should limit exertion.
201-300
Very Unhealthy
Limit any exertion.
301-500
Hazardous
Stay indoors and avoid any exertion.
* Sensitive groups include children, the elderly, those with existing health conditions, and people who have high exposure (those who work, exercise, or spend extensive time out of doors).

Wildfire Smoke and Your Health:   www.wildfiresmoke.dhw.idaho.gov

Idaho Smoke Information Blog:   www.idsmoke.blogspot.com

For more detailed information about the AQI, visit: http://www.epa.gov/airnow/aqibroch/aqi.html#5

For more information on Idaho’s Air Quality, visit:  http://www.deq.state.id.us/air/air1.htm