Entries by Clean Air Board

DEP declares Orange Air Quality Action Day for Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022

DEP Declares Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Fine Particulate Matter for Thursday, January 13, 2022, in Multiple Areas of Pennsylvania Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has declared a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for fine particulate matter for Thursday, January 13, 2022, in the following areas of […]

The Air Quality Index Explained: What It Means and How to Stay Safe

By Adeel Hassan NY Times, Aug. 6, 2021 The Air Quality Index measures the density of five pollutants: ground-level ozone, particulates, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide. It was established by the Environmental Protection Agency as a way to communicate to Americans the cleanliness of the air they are breathing each day. Read more

DEP declares Ozone Action Day for Aug. 25

DEP has declared an Air Quality Action Day due to OZONE pollution in the Susquehanna Valley, PA, for Wednesday, Aug 25 Tomorrow’s Forecast Wednesday, Aug 25: 102 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Ozone 57 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns) Extended Forecast Thursday, Aug 26: 98 AQI Moderate Ozone 57 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 […]

DEP declares air quality action day for July 20

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for fine particulate matter for Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in the following areas of Pennsylvania: • The southeastern counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia; • The Lehigh Valley-Berks Area which includes the counties of […]

DEP declares Air Quality Action Day of Dec. 21

A(n) Air Quality Action Day has been declared for Susquehanna Valley, PA, on Monday, Dec 21 Tomorrow’s Forecast Monday, Dec 21: 103 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Particle Pollution (2.5 microns) Extended Forecast Tuesday, Dec 22: 40 AQI Good Particle Pollution (2.5 microns) Current conditions: ***An Air Quality Action Day is in effect for Monday***. […]

Air Quality Action Day, Dec. 20

A(n) Air Quality Action Day has been declared for Susquehanna Valley, PA, on Sunday, Dec 20 Tomorrow’s Forecast Sunday, Dec 20: 103 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Particle Pollution (2.5 microns) Extended Forecast Monday, Dec 21: 64 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns) Tuesday, Dec 22: 39 AQI Good Particle Pollution (2.5 microns) Current conditions: […]