Air Quality Health Index

The Air Quality Health Index is a tool that helps people understand what the local outside air quality means to their health. Using a scale from one to 10, the lower the number, the lower the health risk. An outdoor activity recommendation corresponds to each risk category.

Five of our continuous monitoring stations provide data on substances required by the provincial and federal governments to calculate and forecast an Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) for the region. Daily and forecast ratings are updated every three hours and are publicly available for Bruderheim, Fort Saskatchewan, Gibbons, Elk Island National Park and Lamont County. Each week we publish here the AQHI data we collect from these stations. Check our Reports to the Community for annual AQHI statistics.