|Latest Air Quality Index for the Akron Region|
|Friday, April 21, 2017, 8:00 AM|
|Index Value and Category||30- Good|
|Pollen Count||790- primarily TREE
This is VERY HIGH for the greater Akron area.
Understanding the Air Quality Index
The air quality index (AQI) value is assigned through the measurement of five criteria pollutants: surface ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide. Each of these pollutants is assessed relative to standards set by the EPA based upon ambient air quality related to affected groups of people (0-500; 0-100 being the set AQI to meet air quality standards that meet satisfactory human health). Six divisions of the AQI were created to help the general public visualize and understand their region’s ambient air quality in relation to individual health. This is done through the use of colors and values as shown below. If interested in air quality across the United States, refer to AIRNow.
|Level of Health Concern||AQI Values|
|Good||0 to 50|
|Moderate||51 to 100|
|Unhealthy for sensitive groups||101 to 150|
|Unhealthy||151 to 200|
|Very Unhealthy||201 to 300|
|Hazardous||301 to 500|