Air Quality Health Advisory

To check local air quality, visit Air Now and click on the Current AQI button (Air Quality Index).

MARCH 7 & 8, 2014
Fine Particle Pollution Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

Elevated levels of fine particle pollution have prompted the Indianapolis Office of Sustainability and the Marion County Health Department to issue an Air Quality Health Advisory for March 7 & 8.

The Air Quality in central Indiana is UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS. The primary pollutant is fine particulate.

Residents are urged to monitor their health and reduce prolonged or heavy exertion, especially if they suffer from heart or lung disease.

Fine particles are tiny pieces of soot that are released into the air when fuels like wood, coal, gas and diesel motor fuels are burned. Particle pollution has been linked to a variety of serious health problems, including stroke, as well as heart and lung disease.