Contact Us

Newsroom

News Releases

 

Air quality information at the touch of a button / Southern Nevada joins EnviroFlash

Release Date: 12/19/2008
Contact Information: Margot Perez-Sullivan, 415.947.4149, perezsullivan.margot@epa.gov

SAN FRANCISCO - Residents of Las Vegas can get air quality information in a flash through a free service provided by the Clark County Department of Air Quality and Environmental Management (DAQEM) and the Environmental Protection Agency.

EnviroFlash sends air quality information, such as forecasts and advisory notifications, to subscribers via e-mail and is now available in Southern Nev.

Based on Air Quality Index forecasts, EnviroFlash messages let subscribers know when air quality is good – or when it’s time to take steps to reduce their exposure to pollution – important information for sensitive populations like children, elderly citizens and people who suffer from cardiac problems or respiratory illnesses, like asthma. Subscribers can choose to get forecasts every day or only when air quality is poor.

More than 200 cities in 34 states currently use the service through EPA partnerships with state and local governments. In Southern Nevada, EnviroFlash messages, particulate matter (dust) and ground-level ozone air quality forecasts are provided by the Clark County DAQEM.

Residents can sign up for EnviroFlash by visiting http://www.enviroflash.info
and entering their name, e-mail address and zip code.

For more information on the Clark County Department of Air Quality and Environmental Management, please visit: http://www.accessclarkcounty.com


###