What is Air Quality?

Breathe in, breathe out. Inhale, exhale. Take a deep breath and relax.

Everyone does it. You don’t really think about it and yet it’s an integral part of life!

“On average, a person at rest takes about 16 breaths per minute. This means we breath about 960 breaths an hour, 23,040 breaths a day, 8,409,600 a year.”

So you can say breathing is important! What are we breathing in though? Understanding air quality impacts everyone and the Air Quality Index(AQI) helps measure this.

The AQI measures 5 major air pollutants – ground-level ozone, particle pollution (also known as particulate matter), carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide.

Here is a link to check out Wisconsin’s air quality reports. Below is a table which outlines how to read the measurements.


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