New air monitoring technologies, GIS systems and other technical tools make it possible for you to get real-time information about the air you are breathing. Interactive online tools let you monitor your air, post updates and immediately inform the Allegheny Health Department and/or the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection when air pollution is bad – as well as alert your community through social media.
Visualize Your AirPlume Pittsburgh
Plume Pittsburgh, produced by Carnegie Mellon University CREATE Lab, lets everyone see that air pollution has effects beyond the immediate surroundings of emitters. Pollution is one part of our air-shed that has the potential to spread throughout the entire region as weather and wind direction change.
BreatheMobile Hits the StreetsBreatheMobile
The BreatheMobile is a traveling laboratory designed to map and monitor air quality throughout the Pittsburgh region and to increase public awareness of the harmful impacts of air pollution.