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Monitoring Ambient Air

Picture of an ambient air monitorThe DNR Ambient Air Monitoring group organizes and plans air monitoring activities within the State of Iowa. Federal monitoring requirements are set by EPA. DNR contracts with the State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa (SHL), along with the Polk and Linn County Local Programs, to collect air monitoring data, quality assure the results, and report the data to the public. Group members administer contracts, perform data analysis and assist in monitor siting.

Current Iowa Air Quality
Real Time Data From Continuous Monitors

Ambient Air Quality Exceedances Report
Monitors that have exceeded EPA health levels this year

Ambient Air Monitoring Data Reviews
Comparison of Iowa's air monitoring data to EPA health levels

Design Value Reports
Calculations that help to establish the areas in Iowa that meet EPA air quality standards

Network Design
Rationale for placement of air monitors

Other Links: Criteria Pollutants, Toxic Air Pollutants

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