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Air Quality Division

OKC Near-Road Monitor

Our initial 3 months of data indicate significantly higher concentrations of both NO2 and CO at our near-road monitor in OKC compared to other sites. Levels are, however, well-below the federal standard.

Follow our near road monitor here
Ozone Season

It's ozone season! Sign up for Oklahoma City ozone alerts with ACOG, sign up for Tulsa ozone alerts with INCOG or learn more about Lawton's ozone program. Sign up for real-time health advisories for the entire state right here.

Here's What you can do for Cleaner Air
Renovation, repair and painting contractors

Certified lead-based paint contractors control exposure to dust that is especially hazardous to children. We certify firms that are trained for renovation, repair, and painting of lead-based paint.

Check our lists of certified contractors
Last Chance Lawnmower

Call Diana Hinson to make an appointment at (405) 702-4171! She'll meet you at the Black and Decker Service Center with a $100 voucher and you can exchange your old gas mower for a new clean electric one.

Here's a flyer on what to do
New Red River Monitoring site

With our monitoring site at Tishomingo lost to flood water, air pollution transport monitoring along the Red River will fall to this new site near Healdton and another site near Walters.

Current Monitoring Data

What is air quality?
The amount of pollution in the air from all sources - natural and human - defines the quality of the air we breathe.  Air pollution isn't limited to our cities; it can blow into any part of Oklahoma from neighboring states.

Why is it important?
Bad air quality can affect everybody's health.  It can have direct effects on the lungs, and it can worsen an existing condition, such as asthma.  Some people are more sensitive to air pollution than others.  These include young children who are growing rapidly and older adults who have reduced immune systems.
Poor public health also incurs economic costs for society, e.g., increased healthcare costs and loss of working days.  And a clean environment makes Oklahoma an attractive place to live, work and play: something we can all be proud of.

What does the Air Quality Division do?
Most importantly, we work to effectively protect the public health in Oklahoma.  We do this by:

More information about the Air Quality Division

To reach the main AQD programs use the links on the right or the pulldown menu at the top left on any AQD page.

Last Updated: July 20, 2015


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