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Louisville Metro KY - Local Air Quality API

Metadata Updated: April 13, 2023

API operated by Louisville Metro that returns AQI information from local sensors operated by APCD. Shows the latest hourly data in a JSON feed.The Air Quality Index (AQI) is an easy way to tell you about air quality without having to know a lot of technical details. The “Metropolitan Air Quality Index” shows the AQI from the monitor in Kentuckiana that is currently detecting the highest level of air pollution. See: the air quality map (Louisville Air Watch) for more details: the FAQ for more information about the AQI data: you'd prefer air quality forecast data (raw data, maps, API) instead, please see AIRNow: the Data Dictionary section below for information about what the AQI numbers mean, their corresponding colors, recommendations, and more info and links.To download daily snapshots of AQI for the last 25 years, visit the EPA website, set your year range, and choose, Louisville KY. Then download with the CSV link at the bottom of the page.IFTTT integration trigger that fires and after retrieving air quality from Louisville Metro air sensors via the APIGives a forecast instead of the current conditions, so you can take action before the air quality gets bad.The U.S. EPA AirNow program ( protects public health by providing forecast and real-time observed air quality information across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. AirNow receives real-time air quality observations from over 2,000 monitoring stations and collects forecasts for more than 300 cities.Sign up for a free account and get started using the RSS data feed for Louisville. Quality Forecast via AirNowAQI Level - Value and Related Health Concerns LegendGood 0-50 GreenAir quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.Moderate 51-100 YellowAir 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.Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 101-150 OrangeMembers of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is not likely to be affected.Unhealthy 151-200 RedEveryone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.Very Unhealthy 201-300 PurpleHealth alert: everyone may experience more serious health effects.Hazardous > 300 Dark PurpleHealth warnings of emergency conditions. The entire population is more likely to be affected.Here are citizen actions APCD recommends on air quality alert days, that is, days when the forecast is for the air quality to reach or exceed the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” (orange) level:Don’t idle your car. (Recommended all the time; see the second link below.)Put off mowing grass with a gas mower until the alert ends.“Refuel when it’s cool” (pump gasoline only in the evening or night).Avoid driving if possible. Share rides or take TARC.Check on neighbors with breathing problems.Here are some links in relation to the recommendations:KAIRE, Free Louisville, to Ride, Care for Cleaner Air (rebates)Contact:Bryan

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Metadata Created Date April 13, 2023
Metadata Updated Date April 13, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from Louisville Open Data

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date April 13, 2023
Metadata Updated Date April 13, 2023
Publisher Louisville/Jefferson County Information Consortium
Data First Published 2022-05-23T11:01:37.000Z
Data Last Modified 2022-06-16T16:08:20.000Z
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Summary The Air Pollution Control District protects air quality in Louisville Metro to ensure healthy air for breathing, economic security, and prosperity for our citizens and future generations. The APCD implements the Federal Clean Air Act in Louisville and works in partnership with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Kentucky Division for Air Quality, and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Furthermore, the APCD has worked to make Louisvilles air cleaner for more than half a century. The APCD is part of Louisville Forward.

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