|Don's Home Health Air Quality Index (AQI)|
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|Air Quality Index Levels of Health Concern|| Numerical
|Lung Association Advisory|
|Good||0 to 50||Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.||None|
|Moderate||51 to 100||Air quality is acceptable; However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.||Unusually sensitive individuals should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion|
|Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups||101 to 150||Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is less likely to be affected.||Children, active adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion|
|Unhealthy||151 to 200||Some members of the general public may experience health effects; Members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.||Children, active adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor exertion.; everyone else should limit prolonged outdoor exertion|
|Very Unhealthy||201 to 300||Health alert: The risk of health effects is increased for everyone.||Children, active adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid outdoor exertion.; everyone else should limit outdoor exertion|
|Hazardous||301 to 500||Health warning of emergency conditions: Everyone is more likely to be affected.||Everyone should avoid all physical activity outdoors|
Note: Values above 500 are considered Beyond the AQI. Follow recommendations for the "Hazardous category."
Air Quality Index - A Guide to Air Quality and Your Health
The next day the smoke was blown east to the Sierra Nevada and air quality hit 573 at Mammoth Lakes North-East of the Creek fire.
A day later the air quality averaged 740 over a 2 hour period near Shaver Lake at the edge of the Creek Fire.