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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
Current AQI Data | Ozone Action Program
 
State Air Quality Resources
American Lung Association (ALA) of Louisiana
Louisiana DEQ - Air
Louisiana DEQ - Office Address/Phone Listing
Louisiana DEQ - Ozone Pollution and Prevention
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
 
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Air Quality Forecast
Today Tomorrow
Air Quality Index (AQI)
72 
Moderate
Health Message: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
Air Quality Index (AQI)
89 
Moderate
Health Message: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
AQI - Pollutant Details
Ozone
40 
Good
Particles (PM2.5)
72 
Moderate
Ozone
44 
Good
Particles (PM2.5)
89 
Moderate
Forecast Discussion: Monday and Tuesday, light to moderate southwesterly winds will gradually transport a large plume of Saharan dust into Louisiana, increasing particle concentrations. Therefore, despite scattered thunderstorms aiding atmospheric mixing, AQI levels will be Moderate in most cities on both days, with high-Moderate AQI levels expected in Lake Charles. Wednesday, increasing sunshine will enhance ozone formation in Louisiana, and light westerly winds will limit pollutant dispersion. Furthermore, lingering Saharan dust will keep particle concentrations high. As a result, AQI levels will remain Moderate.

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 15:00 CDT
85
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 24 Good
Particles (PM2.5) 85 Moderate

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