New Haven County communities Air Quality Index (AQI) is expected to rise over 100 Tuesday, putting certain sensitive groups at risk.
“Although the general public is not likely to be affected at [the orange] AQI range, people with lung disease, older adults and children are at a greater risk from exposure to ozone, whereas persons with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of particles in the air,” according to the AQI guide.
The orange range includes AQIs from 101 to 150. (At 151, the red range, air quality becomes unhealthy for all individuals.)
Check out today’s AQI above and scroll right to see the forecast for areas throughout the state.