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ONLINE MAP SHOWS DAILY AIR QUALITY OVER SIOUXLAND

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A NEW ONLINE MAP CAN BE USED TO EDUCATE IOWANS ABOUT THE AIR QUALITY AROUND THEM.

BRIAN HUTCHINS, AIR QUALITY SUPERVISOR AT THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, SAYS THE COLORFUL MAP IS CALLED “AIRNOW”, AND IT’S FOCUSED ON FIRES AND SMOKE.

AIRMAP1 OC………LIKE ASTHMA. :14

THE FIRST TIME YOU LOG IN, YOU’LL SEE A MAP OF NORTH AMERICA, WITH A SERIES OF GREEN, YELLOW, ORANGE AND RED DOTS:

AIRMAP2 OC……..”A-Q-I NUMBER” :13

IN RECENT YEARS, IOWA’S AIR HAS BEEN POLLUTED BY WILDFIRES AS FAR AWAY AS CANADA. THE NEXT TIME IT HAPPENS, HUTCHINS SAYS THE MAP WILL COME IN HANDY, AS THERE ARE THINGS IOWANS CAN DO TO STAY SAFE.

AIRMAP3 OC……….”TYPE OF IMPACT” :10

THE WEBSITE IS FIRE-DOT-AIRNOW-DOT-GOV

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