Alabama's Air Quality
Air Quality WidgetThe air quality report should be as accessible as the weather report. The Air Quality Widget pulls air quality data twice an hour directly from AirNow.gov, the official air quality reporting website. It also displays the air quality forecast for the following day when it becomes available. *Be sure to clear your cache to ensure you receive the most recent information. You can now embed the air quality widget on your website! It has a fixed width of 280px, and the height can change based on the font you use. The widget updates twice an hour. If you need to implement the script for somewhere outside of Birmingham, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your zip code, and we will send you a custom script to use on your website!
How to Install the Widget
- Highlight and copy code from the following box:
- Find a location to put it in your website’s source code.
- Hit Control + V to paste the code.
- Save your page and upload it to your server.
- Check your page and verify the widget works.
Air Quality 101
Understanding the Air Quality IndexThe EPA reports air quality through a measurement it devised called the “air quality index,” or AQI. The AQI is a helpful tool for you to understand how polluted the air you are breathing is, as well as any health concerns to watch out for.
|0 to 50||Good||Green||Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.|
|51 to 100||Moderate||Yellow||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.|
|101 to 150||Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups||Orange||Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is not likely to be affected.|
|151 to 200||Unhealthy||Red||Everyone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.|
|201 to 300||Very Unhealthy||Purple||Health alert: everyone may experience more serious health effects.|
|301 to 500||Hazardous||Maroon||Health warnings of emergency conditions. The entire population is more likely to be affected.|