Air Quality

Welcome to Clayton County’s first citizen science air quality monitoring page! Learn more about how our sensor works and ways that you can become a citizen scientist.

Check back any time of day for the latest Air Quality Index (AQI) readings from our sensor in Forest Park. The data updates every 10 minutes.

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You might also see this station listed as LGAFORES1 on Weather Underground’s Wundermap, which uses the same data we collect, although the reading is slightly different (possibly due to a time lag),

A screen grab (not live) of our sensor’s reading at WeatherUnderground (https://www.wunderground.com/wundermap)

Why is this here?

Originally, we placed this widget in our sidebar. Because it was harder for mobile users to find and because something in the code didn’t play well with the rest of the site, we’ve parked it here until we find and squash the bug!

How does this affect me?

Check out the Clayton County Health District’s 2020 report on adult asthma. Between 2016 and 2018, 10.5% of adults in Clayton County had asthma. In 2018, 1,143 of them went to the emergency room and 151 were hospitalized.

Where can I learn more?

See our story about this air quality sensor and resources for you to explore!