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Letter: Air monitoring welcome in the valley

Editor: Re: Air Monitoring in the Bow Valley The Bow Valley Clean Air Society (BVCAS) is very pleased that we now have a portable air monitoring unit in the Bow Valley.
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Editor:

Re: Air Monitoring in the Bow Valley

The Bow Valley Clean Air Society (BVCAS) is very pleased that we now have a portable air monitoring unit in the Bow Valley. 

This is great news and huge thanks to the Calgary Regional Airshed Zone (CRAZ) for bringing the unit to the Bow Valley.

As our community gets busier and with an increase in the frequency of wildfires, it’s great that we can now see real-time air quality data for particulate matter (PM2.5), NO, NO2, NOx, and ozone, as well as for meteorological parameters of temperature, wind speed and wind direction.

Along with detailed air quality data, we can also see our real-time Air Quality Health Index for the Bow Valley.

Even though the portable unit is only here for the next six months, it’s a great start and it’s also good news that there are plans to bring the portable unit back in the summer of 2021.

You can access the air quality data at bowcleanair.org/local_air_quality_readings or at craz.ca.

Karen Rollins
BVCAS member and CRAZ board member



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