Air pollution can aggravate existing lung or heart conditions; affect breathing, especially during exercise; or increase the risk of respiratory infection such as pneumonia or bronchitis. Children, elderly adults, and people with chronic lung or heart conditions may be particularly susceptible to air pollution. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources operates air instruments that collect data to:
- determine whether an area meets National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
- determine whether the public is being exposed to unhealthy conditions.
- identify air pollution trends.
- investigate citizen complaints.
- determine the source of air pollution problems.
Air Quality Data Queries
Current Air Quality
Maps, Charts, Graphs and Tables
- Statewide Network of Air Monitoring Sites
- Story Map of Asthma and Related Factors
- Story Map of COPD and Related Factors
- Annual Percent of Population Living in Counties Exceeding the National Ambient Air Quality Standard
- EPAs Air Quality Trends by City
- Number of Days with Maximum 8-hour Average Ozone Concenration over the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (2001 - 2006)
- A Guide to Air Quality and Your Health (brochure)
- EPA – Research on Health Effects from Air Pollution
- Air Quality System (AQS) Data Mart
- EPA's Air Explorer
- Missouri’s 4-day Allergy Forecast
- Missouri Department of Transportation - Traffic Volume Maps
- Report a Question/Concern to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources