Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Inspection, Compliance and Enforcement

Air Quality

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.


Check current and forecast levels of the AQHI for Nova Scotia and Hourly AQHI updates, go to

Visit the AQHI website to learn more about how the AQHI is being rolled out in Nova Scotia.