Fort Air Partnership (FAP) collected air quality measurements from a portable air monitoring station in the Town of Lamont from August 1, 2021, to August 31, 2022. Data collected during the 13-month Town of Lamont project was used to calculate an Air Quality Health Index (AQHI), as is done at other community stations within FAP.
The results indicate that the air quality the Town of Lamont residents experience is of low risk 98.4 percent of the time. This is a slightly higher percentage than the four other FAP community stations used for comparison in the report.
Less than 1.5 percent of the time, AQHI was recorded in the moderate risk category. There were six hours of high risk AQHI recorded due to smoke from wildfires outside of FAP, and no instances of very high risk AQHI were recorded.
Regional events such as wildfires and wintertime temperature inversions affected air quality in the Town of Lamont, similarly to other communities throughout the FAP region. Five such events occurred during the reporting period, all due to wildfire smoke. The small number of air quality events monitored during the project was not enough to definitively compare the influence of regional events on the Town of Lamont relative to other communities in FAP.
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