• Wed. Jun 22nd, 2022

DEQ launches mobile application providing real-time air quality information

BOISE – The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is launching a new mobile app, AIR Idaho, to provide predicted and current air quality information to protect your health during episodes poor air quality.

The AIR Idaho app offers air quality information relative to your location as well as a real-time interactive map that displays data from over 30 monitoring stations across the state. It also provides a three-day forecast specifying whether air quality is expected to deteriorate and whether there are times when air quality is expected to improve.

Screenshot of DEQ’s mobile app, AIR Idaho. “This mobile app puts air quality information at your fingertips so you can make decisions to protect your health,” said Tiffany Floyd, administrator of DEQ’s air quality division.

The app also offers real-time information on open-air burning restrictions, a list of regional and national air quality resources, tips for staying safe during a smoke event or reversal, and information on how you can help protect our air.

Users can download the app for free from the iPhone App Store or Google Play and select a location to receive information for a specific area. Turn on notifications to receive information about local air quality advisories and burning restrictions. Use your phone‘s location services to receive information about your area; or select a default country if you are not using your phone’s location.

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