Fort Air Partnership released local first and second quarter Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) results today.
 
Results show air quality in and around Alberta’s Industrial Heartland during the first six months of 2017 was quite good.
 
"The numbers show that air quality in our region are very good for the first six months of this year. We will see a little change with the forest fires so this could change in the upcoming months for the second half of the year," explained Nadine Blaney, excutive director of Fort Air Partnership.
 
Five of Fort Air Partnership’s (FAP) air monitoring stations collects data that is used by the Government of Alberta in the calculation of a daily AQHI, which describes the level of health risk associated with an AQHI level. The higher the index level, the greater the health risks.
 
From January 1 to June 30, the index at those stations registered low risk readings the vast majority of the time.
 
Lamont County had the highest percentage of low risk readings while Fort Saskatchewan had the least. However, all stations were in the low risk category more than 93% of the time.
 
Of the 20,561 monitored hours, only eight reached the AQHI high risk category. Most of these were caused by wintertime cold temperatures.

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