Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Alert!: A more readable air quality alert


Not sure if I got the science correct here?  Any suggestions?  


Before:

AIR QUALITY LEVELS IN OUTDOOR AIR ARE PREDICTED TO BE GREATER THAN AN AIR QUALITY INDEX VALUE OF 100 FOR THE POLLUTANT OF GROUND LEVEL OZONE. THE AIR QUALITY INDEX...OR AQI...WAS CREATED AS AN EASY WAY TO CORRELATE LEVELS OF DIFFERENT POLLUTANTS TO ONE SCALE. THE HIGHERTHE AQI VALUE, THE GREATER THE HEALTH CONCERN.

After:

Outdoor air quality will not be healthy today for some people. This is because there will be more pollution from ground level ozone in the air today. 

The Air Quality Index (measure) for today will be higher than 100.
AQI ( what the numbers mean)
Good
0-50
Moderate
51-100
Unhealthy
101-150
Very unhealthy
201-300
Hazardous
301-500
(Borrowed this idea from a nice, full color chart at New York State Environmental Conservation   http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/aqi/aqi_forecast.cfm )



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