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Air Quality & Your Health

You most likely know someone, if not yourself, that is affected by some form of lung disease. Across the three counties of Northwest Indiana, recent studies from the American Lung Association show that:

The number of adults with asthma is nearly that of adults with diabetes. Consider how diabetics make adjustments to their diet in order to be as healthy as possible. Everyone can make adjustments to improve air quality for those who live with asthma and other lung diseases.

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Ozone Action Days – Know Your Colors

The air quality index (AQI) is a measurement of daily air quality. It tells you how clean or polluted your air is and what associated health effects might be a concern for you. From colors that range from Green (Good) to Maroon (Hazardous), it’s a good idea to check the AQI before planning outdoor activities.
Unhealthy levels of ground-level ozone can impact the health of family members and coworkers – especially children, the elderly, and individuals with heart or lung ailments.

The air quality index can help you understand the impact of air quality:

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About Ozone

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Think Green. Breathe Easy.

Perhaps you have been thinking "green" for a while by recycling and getting your cars emissions tested. Making some relatively small changes in your habits to think green will help improve the air quality of Northwest Indiana. These habits might also help you in "green" ways by saving you money. And they will certainly help all of us to breathe easier.

What you can do (click the bullets below to see more information):



Northwest Indiana - where it all adds up to cleaner air. Brought to you by the
Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, a Clean Air leader.