Air Quality Index

Issued December 19, 2014 @ 03:09 PM CST

Sector AQI Yesterday AQI Today Critical Pollutant Forecast Tomorrow
LAKE COUNTY  30   30   PARTICULATES  MODERATE  
CHICAGO  44   46   PARTICULATES  MODERATE  
SOUTH & WEST SUBURBS  34   33   PARTICULATES  MODERATE  
NORTH & WEST SUBURBS  43   47   PARTICULATES  MODERATE  
AURORA-ELGIN  30   30   PARTICULATES  MODERATE  
WILL COUNTY  35   52   PARTICULATES  MODERATE  
ROCKFORD  30   30   PARTICULATES  MODERATE  
QUAD CITIES  38   58   PARTICULATES  MODERATE  
PEORIA  38   58   PARTICULATES  MODERATE  
CHAMPAIGN/URBANA  54   54   PARTICULATES  MODERATE  
BLOOMINGTON/NORMAL  54   54   PARTICULATES  MODERATE  
DECATUR  54   54   PARTICULATES  MODERATE  
SPRINGFIELD  54   54   PARTICULATES  MODERATE  
METRO EAST  45   54   PARTICULATES  MODERATE  
Descriptor Category Color Codes
Good 0-50 Unhealthy 151-200
Moderate 51-100 Very Unhealthy 201-300
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 101-150 Hazardous 301-500
AQI Ranges and Descriptor Categories Health Effects Cautionary Statements
0 - 50 Good    
51 - 100 Moderate    
101 - 150 Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Increased liklihood of respiratory symptoms and breathing discomfort in sensitive groups. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor activity.
151 - 200 Unhealthy Greater liklihood of respiratory symptoms and breathing difficulty in sensitive groups. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid heavy outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially children, should limit heavy outdoor exertion.
201 - 300 Very Unhealthy Increasingly severe symptoms and impaired breathing likely in sensitive groups. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid all outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially children, should limit outdoor exertion.
301 - 500 Hazardous Severe respiratory effects and impaired breathing likely in sensitive groups. Everyone should avoid all outdoor exertion.