Air Quality Basics
The pages below provide basic information on common pollutants and the tools used to communicate health-based air quality information.
The primary tool used to convey air quality conditions and their impact on human health.
The APCD works collaboratively with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to forecast common air pollutants in Louisville.
When air quality is expected to be unhealthy, an air quality alert is issued to allow resident to take action to protect themselves and reduce their own emissions.
One of Louisville's most common air pollutants, especially on warm, hot, dry, and still summer days.
Odors can have a significant impact on quality of life. Reporting odors supports APCD's efforts to address and proactively monitor for odor issues.
These workshops cover a wide range of air quality topics and provide an opportunity to connect with and ask questions of APCD staff.