The county is collaborating with local environmental company JustAir Solutions, which provides air pollution monitoring solutions to cities across the U.S. to bring greater transparency into the disparities of air quality. The joint project is focused on gathering accurate, comprehensive data on air quality throughout Wayne County's 43 communities - ultimately giving residents and decision makers critical information needed to create cleaner, safer air.Visit the JustAir website
Staying Protected during Air Quality Alerts:
Stay indoors as much as possible, especially if you are at higher risk.
Keep doors and windows closed.
Seek shelter elsewhere if you do not have an air conditioner and it is too warm to stay inside with the windows closed. Here is a list of cooling centers - Wayne County Cooling Centers
Use air filters to improve indoor air quality. For more information on air filters, visit air filters and fans.
For all outdoor activities, take more breaks and avoid intense activities.
Consider moving physical activities indoors or rescheduling them.
If you must be outside, consider wearing a N95/KN95 mask.
How to Sign up for Air Quality Alerts:
You can sign up for alerts through the EnviroFlash system. This subscriber system allows you to choose the area you would like to get alerts for. The system will send the alert directly to your email or send you a text message.
For more information, please access the following links:
michigan.gov/wildfiresmokeandhealth or call 1-800-648-6942 Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM for air quality health questions
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has set up a hotline for residents with health questions related to air quality issues. The number is 800-648-6942, and is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays.MDHHS Air Quality and Wildfire Smoke Information