May Is Clean Air Month

(Madison) May is Clean Air Month and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says there is much to celebrate about. Across the state positive steps towards reducing air emissions and improving air quality have had an impact, and 95% of Wisconsin residents now live in areas meeting all federal air quality standards. The DNR has have been working closely with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), research and scientific organizations, and as well as state businesses and non-profits to improve air quality throughout the state. Many Wisconsinites are doing their part as well, using low-cost air quality sensors to track air quality. DNR Air Program Director Gail Good, says “Using these low-cost sensors enables citizens to monitor and track air quality in their own backyards, empowering them to provide information and create awareness in their local communities.” Those looking to aid the DNR in in their efforts to track and therefore improve air quality throughout the state can find more information online at DNR.Wisconsin.Gov.