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EPA Air Quality Index (AQI)

Purpose:

To calculate the air quality index (AQI) as a measure of air pollution.

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

laboratory tests

ICD-10:

Z57.3

Description:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Air Quality Index (AQI) is used as a rough measure of the level of air pollution based on the relative amount of certain pollutants in the air detected at a monitoring station over a specific time interval.

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