Air quality action day
Forecast for Charlotte, NC
Thursday, July 3: 109 Air Quality Index, Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Primary pollutant: Ozone
For additional information concerning the air quality forecast including a detailed forecast discussion, please visit the following link on the NC Division Of Air Quality Web Site: http://www.ncair.org/airaware/forecast.
The Charlotte air quality forecast region includes Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Union, and southern Iredell Counties.
Care for the Air
– Drive less: carpool, vanpool, take the bus, telecommute.
– Conserve electricity.
– Pack a lunch or walk to lunch.
– Avoid idling your vehicle.
– Refuel and mow after 6:00pm.
Air Quality Index (AQI)
Green………..0-50 AQI……..Good air quality. No health risks are expected. Enjoy outdoor activities.
Yellow…….51-100 AQI……..Moderate air quality. Air quality is OK, but unusually sensitive people may be affected, especially when the AQI nears 100.
Orange…101-150 AQI……..Air quality is Unhealthy For Sensitive Groups. Children, active adults, and those with heart or respiratory disease, including asthma, should limit outdoor activity.
Red………151-200 AQI……..Unhealthy air quality. Everyone should avoid prolonged outdoor activity.
Purple…..201-300 AQI……..Very Unhealthy air quality. Everyone should avoid outdoor activity.