Metropolitan Washington
 
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AQI: Good (0 - 50) AQI: Good (0 - 50)
Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
AQI: Moderate (51 - 100) AQI: Moderate (51 - 100)
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.
AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (101 - 150) AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (101 - 150)
Although general public is not likely to be affected at this AQI range, people with lung disease, older adults and children are at a greater risk from exposure to ozone, whereas persons with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of particles in the air.
AQI: Unhealthy (151 - 200) AQI: Unhealthy (151 - 200)
Everyone may begin to experience health effects members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
 AQI:Very Unhealthy (201 - 300) AQI: Very Unhealthy (201 - 300)
Health alert: everyone may experience more serious health effects.
AQI: Hazardous(301 - 500) AQI: Hazardous (301 - 500)
Health warnings of emergency conditions. The entire population is more likely to be affected.
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Local Air Quality Resources
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State Air Quality Resources
American Lung Association (ALA) of the District of Columbia
District Department of the Environment
District Dept. of the Environment - Contacts
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments - Air Quality Forecast and Index
 
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
46 
Good
Health Message: None
Air Quality Index (AQI)
46 
Good
Health Message: None
AQI - Pollutant Details
Particles (PM2.5)
46 
Good
Particles (PM2.5)
46 
Good
Forecast Discussion: A weak ridge of high pressure off the Atlantic coast will keep winds fairly light and mixing heights low through the weekend. Expect borderline Good to low Moderate AQI values for Saturday and Sunday. Another high pressure system will begin to work its way south from Canada on Monday. Clean northerly flow will promote generally lower fine particle concentrations across the state. Good air quality is expected Monday. Borderline Good to low Moderate AQI values are likely through early next week as low mixing heights and elevated dew points will be the norm. -MDE

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 13:00 EST
50
Good
Health Message: None
Note: Values above 500 are considered Beyond the AQI. Follow recommendations for the Hazardous category. Additional information on reducing exposure to extremely high levels of particle pollution is available here.
AQI - Pollutant Details
Ozone 44 Good
Particles (PM10) 17 Good
Particles (PM2.5) 50 Good

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