Air Quality

Air quality is essential to our overall health. The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) is a resource in order to help you plan and savor a healthful everyday life. Like the UV Index helps guard from the dangerous effects of a lot of sun, the AQHI alerts us to health and wellness dangers posed by air contamination.

You have the ability to use the Index to examine the health risk amount in your neighborhood before heading outsides.

Have You Heard ?
The Air Quality Health Index is modified regularly as well as includes a forecast that can help you think about the day ahead. Check the AQHI in your location for the most recent information.

Exactly who can use the Air Quality Health Index?
The AQHI is for every one, especially those at risk to the effects of air contamination, like pensioners, individuals with chronic health problems, or parents of children. It has been designed in order to help you decide the greatest occasion to indulge in your outside hobbies.

The AQHI is determined on a range varying from 1-10+. The AQHI index values are also categorized into health and wellness risk classifications as shown below. These classifications help you to easily and rapidly identify your degree of risk
Air Quality Index
1-3 Very low health risk
4-6 Mild health risk
7-10 Greater health risk
10 + Very high health risk.
The AQHI was established by the Government of Canada cooperating with the provinces and key health and well-being and ecosystem partners. It"s steadily being ushered in neighborhoods across the country.