Tracking Air Pollution
Ecology uses its air monitoring data to:
Ecology, EPA, tribes, and local clean air agencies maintain a network of air monitoring stations around the state to measure air pollution. This tells us if the air we breathe is healthy at a given time or location. Using continuous monitoring data, Ecology informs the public when air pollution reaches unhealthy levels. Based on this information, people can adjust their daily activities to minimize unhealthy effects.
The network measures EPA’s list of the most serious health-related air pollutants:
The network also measures atmospheric data (wind speed/direction, temperature, relative humidity, air pressure).
Ecology uses the Washington Air Quality Advisory, or WAQA, to advise people when air quality is healthy or unhealthy.
Find out about some of the air quality studies Ecology is a part of.
(for air monitoring professionals)
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