Illinois Air Quality Flag Program

Since 2013, participating schools and businesses raise a colored flag each day reflecting their local air quality forecast. In an effort to protrect public health, the Illinois Air Quality Flag Program creates public awareness of air quality conditions in local Northeastern Illinois communities. 

    

Air Pollution Action Days

Air quality affects how we live and breathe. Like the weather, it can change from day to day. The Air Quality Index (AQI) is a color-coded system that classifies air quality from Good to Hazardous. Illinois Partners for Clean Air and the Illinois EPA issues Air Pollution Action Day Alerts when air quality levels over a large area expect to reach the category Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups on the AQI for multiple days.

The air quality standards were recently tightened, therefore we may see more days in the yellow/orange category this summer.


 
        Breathe Easy Man

Breathe Easy Man

Breathe Easy Man is the official clean air superhero for Illinois. Breathe Easy Man helps Illinois Partners for Clean Air at community and social events to help get the message out about improving air qualty.