Columbus
 
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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
Forecast | MORPC's Air Quality Program | Today's AQI Data
 
State Air Quality Resources
American Lung Association (ALA) of Ohio
Ohio EPA - Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC)
Ohio EPA - For More Information
Ohio EPA's AIROHIO web site
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
 
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Air Quality Forecast
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
38 
Good
Health Message: None
Air Quality Index (AQI)
51 
Moderate
Health Message: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.
AQI - Pollutant Details
Ozone
38 
Good
Particles (PM2.5)
25 
Good
Ozone
51 
Moderate
Particles (PM2.5)
25 
Good
Forecast Discussion: Friday, June 23: As a cold front moves through the Columbus region, overcast skies and widespread rain showers will limit ozone production. Furthermore, moderate southwesterly winds will keep the lower levels of the atmosphere well mixed. As a result, AQI levels will be Good. Saturday, June 24: Light to moderate westerly winds behind the departing cold front will disperse pollutants and bring clean air into central Ohio. However, increasing sunshine and temperatures in the upper-70s will enhance ozone formation, leading to low-Moderate AQI levels. Sunday and Monday, mostly sunny skies will support ozone formation in central Ohio. However, moderate westerly to northwesterly winds will disperse pollutants each day. As a result, AQI levels will be low-Moderate on both days. Tuesday, light northwesterly winds will reduce pollutant dispersion, and mostly sunny skies will continue to aid ozone production. Therefore, AQI levels will be Moderate. Wednesday, mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures will enhance ozone formation in the Columbus region. In addition, southwesterly winds will bring pollutants into the area. As a result, AQI levels will be Moderate.

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 19:00 EDT
33
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 33 Good
Particles (PM2.5) 7 Good

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