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Air Quality Index

Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County

Environmental Public Health
Clean air is a most important natural resource. Air pollution is produced from many human activities, primarily from combustion of fossil fuel for transportation and power generation.

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View our Current AQI Readings or National Air Quality Forecast

The average person breathes more than 3,000 gallons of air each day. The quality of the air affects how we live and breathe, especially if you are a child,older adult or anyone with a heart condition or lung disease, like asthma. Sign up for EnviroFlash alerts to get daily updates on air quality at This will help you know when and how to plan to protect yourself on unhealthy days. EnviroFlash is a free service from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Palm Beach County Health Department Air Pollution Control Program.

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Draft 2024 Florida Ambient Air Monitoring Network Plan

More Air Quality Information

The Department of Health Palm Beach County collects data from several sites around the county including Belle Glade. Our data is available on Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) web site and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) web site. The AQI values for Palm Beach County’s data can be found in these links.

Please note that all Department of Health Palm Beach County sites are vetted and approved to meet EPA’s criteria to achieve the overall objective of the Clean Air Act.  Each site is assessed regularly each year to ensure that they meet the requirements. The Florida Network Plan gives a broad overview of the Florida air monitoring network.

Our Program

Our air program is responsible for assuring good air quality for the community through many regulatory and non-regulatory programs, including:

The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County's air program has been in operation for over 25 years. The challenge facing air quality for the new millennium will be met by continuing working partnerships with government officials, and with business, community, and citizen groups.