How to Know Your Air Quality in Orange County
Did you know Orange County has scientists dedicated to measuring our air quality each day? That data is uploaded to AirNow.gov and can be used to observe your local air quality. AirNow provides air quality forecasts, recent data trends, air pollutant identification, and locations of air quality monitors close to you.
Last year, Central Florida’s air quality was measured in the “good” range more than 80 percent of the time and was at a “moderate” level for the rest of the year. Knowing our air quality is essential, especially if you are highly sensitive to air pollution. When on AirNow.gov, you will observe a monitor that ranges in color. Each color represents a certain level of air quality.
- Green: Good
- Yellow: Moderate
- Orange: Unhealthy for sensitive groups
- Light Red: Unhealthy
- Purple: Very Unhealthy
- Dark Red: Hazardous
Thanks to this data, we know that the air we breathe in Central Florida is clean and healthy. Additionally, residents can confidently plan outdoor activities with the app by viewing their real-time local air quality index.
To learn more AirNow, visit AirNow.gov or download the AirNow mobile app to your phone.