Air Pollution Monitoring
To monitor the quality of outdoor air by testing for harmful pollutants.
What we do
Conduct air pollution analyses through a network of eight air-monitoring stations located throughout the state and maintained in cooperation with the Department of Environmental Management.
Measure multiple outdoor air pollutants including sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds, airborne toxic compounds, metals, and particulate matter.
Report ground level ozone and particulates measurements to the RI DEM for the publicly reported air quality index used to issue alerts when expected levels are unhealthy.
Electronically share air quality data with the EPA Air Now database to develop air quality trend models and air pollution control measures.
Approved by the USEPA to measure ambient concentrations of pollutants for which the EPA has established a National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS).
Annual participation in the EPA’s State or Local Air Monitoring Stations network (SLAMS).