Birmingham
 
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AQI: Good (0 - 50) AQI: Good (0 - 50)
Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
AQI: Moderate (51 - 100) AQI: Moderate (51 - 100)
Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (101 - 150) AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (101 - 150)
Although general public is not likely to be affected at this AQI range, people with lung disease, older adults and children are at a greater risk from exposure to ozone, whereas persons with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of particles in the air.
AQI: Unhealthy (151 - 200) AQI: Unhealthy (151 - 200)
Everyone may begin to experience health effects members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
 AQI:Very Unhealthy (201 - 300) AQI: Very Unhealthy (201 - 300)
Health alert: everyone may experience more serious health effects.
AQI: Hazardous(301 - 500) AQI: Hazardous (301 - 500)
Health warnings of emergency conditions. The entire population is more likely to be affected.
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Local Air Quality Resources
Alabama Partners for Clean Air | Birmingham Area AQI and Forecast
 
State Air Quality Resources
Alabama Department of Environmental Management
Alabama Department of Environmental Management - Air Quality
Alabama Department of Environmental Management Contacts
Alabama Highest Daily 1-Hour Average Ozone Values
Alabama Highest Daily 8-Hour Average Ozone Values
American Lung Association (ALA) of Alabama
CommuteSmart Alabama
 
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
84 
Moderate
Health Message: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
Data Not Available
AQI - Pollutant Details
Ozone
37 
Good
Particles (PM2.5)
84 
Moderate
Data Not Available
Forecast Discussion: Friday: Saharan dust made its way into the area on Thursday and led to a large increase in PM2.5 and will linger around into Friday. A trough will deepen over the eastern US and a cold front associated with a surface low over the Great Lakes will move through during the evening. Ahead of the front, skies will be mostly cloudy with scattered storms. Dust may accumulate ahead of the front, which could lead to even higher PM2.5 concentrations. Winds will be from the west to southwest at 5-10 mph. Even with rainfall and better mixing of the atmosphere the Saharan dust will still linger around until the front pushes through so expect PM2.5 to be in the upper YELLOW range. Ozone is expected to be in the GREEN range. ML

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 11:00 CDT
67
Moderate
Health Message: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
Note: Values above 500 are considered Beyond the AQI. Follow recommendations for the Hazardous category. Additional information on reducing exposure to extremely high levels of particle pollution is available here.
AQI - Pollutant Details
Ozone 7 Good
Particles (PM10) 54 Moderate
Particles (PM2.5) 67 Moderate

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