Wildfire Smoke and Air Quality

Santa Cruz Air Quality

October 12, 2017

Air Quality Index (AQI) of Santa Cruz Air Monitoring Site

Date Time AQI Status
10/20 15:00 64 Moderate: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
10/20 11:00 69 Moderate: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
10/20 8:00 29 Good: Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
10/19 15:00 71 Moderate: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
10/19 12:00 113 Unhealthy for sensitive groups: Persons with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of particles in the air.
10/19 8:00 104 Unhealthy for sensitive groups: Persons with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of particles in the air.
10/18 15:00 131 Unhealthy for sensitive groups: Persons with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of particles in the air.
10/18 12:00 110 Unhealthy for sensitive groups: Persons with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of particles in the air.
10/18 7:00 132 Unhealthy for sensitive groups: Persons with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of particles in the air.
10/17 15:00 163 Unhealthy: Everyone may begin to experience health effects. Members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
10/17 12:00 26 Good: Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
10/17 8:00 57 Moderate: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
10/16 13:00 44 Good: Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
10/16 10:00 48 Good: Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
10/16 7:00 51 Moderate: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
10/13 15:00 149 Unhealthy for sensitive groups: Persons with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of particles in the air.
10/13 13:00 153 Unhealthy: Everyone may begin to experience health effects. Members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
10/13 10:00 153 Unhealthy: Everyone may begin to experience health effects. Members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
10/13 7:00 153 Unhealthy: Everyone may begin to experience health effects. Members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
10/12 17:00 154 Unhealthy: Everyone may begin to experience health effects. Members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
10/12 16:00 84 Moderate: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
10/12 12:00 119 Unhealthy for sensitive groups: Persons with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of particles in the air.
10/12 10:00 111 Unhealthy for sensitive groups: Persons with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of particles in the air.

The Monterey Bay Air Resource District and Air Now have indicated the status above for air quality in Santa Cruz.

If you experience respiratory symptoms,  it is recommended that you stay indoors, reduce activity, and use HEPA filtered room air cleaners. 

For more information on wildfire smoke, please see the Wildfire Smoke Health Guide.

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