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Air Quality in Placerville

Now that summer is here, and temperatures reaching into the 90’s, it’s probably a good time to watch for air quailty. I have found an Air Quality Index for Placerville, Ca. The Image is a forecast of this week. I have linked the site for future reference and your local index.

Air Quality in Placerville this week.



Not sure what Air Quality is? Well here is a definition that is avaailable at the Weatherbug site.

What is AQI?

The AQI is an index for reporting daily air quality. It tells you how clean or polluted your air is, and what associated health concerns you should be aware of. The AQI focuses on health effects that can happen within a few hours or days after breathing polluted air. EPA uses the AQI for five major air pollutants regulated by the Clean Air Act: ground-level ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide. For each of these pollutants, EPA has established national air quality standards to protect against harmful health. (EPA-454K-03-002, August 2003,