Air Quality

Environmental Health

Air Quality

As of July 1, the inspection, compliance and enforcement functions from several provincial government departments will come together under Nova Scotia Environment.

Departments involved in this consolidation include the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Health and Wellness, the Department of Agriculture, Nova Scotia Environment, and the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

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The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) is a health promotion tool designed to help people make informed decisions regarding short-term exposure and activity levels during increased levels of air pollution.

The index provides local air quality and health risk information on an hourly basis. It is especially helpful to seniors, children, those with heart and lung disease, and people who are physically active outdoors.