Current air quality
Madison and Dane County continue to meet federal air quality standards and a majority of days with “good” quality air. However, levels of ozone and fine particulate matter are just below these standards. In 2009, there were 10 days where fine particulate matter made the air “unhealthy for sensitive populations” (e.g. children, the elderly, those with respiratory or cardiovascular disease).
Outdoor air quality information for older adults, see:
The Department of Natural Resources continues to be the agency responsible for monitoring and responding to outdoor air complaints. All outdoor air problems are handled by Department of Natural Resources - Air Management at (608) 273-5604.