Air Monitoring

The Valley Air District is promoting new technology that lets people track the ozone on poor air-quality days. Outreach Manager Heather Heinks says the Real-Time Outdoor Activity Risk or ROAR guidelines measure levels at different times of the day, which lets schools determine when it is safe for kids to play outside or do sports. The ROAR program is part of their Real-Time Air Advisory Network, which notifies uses via email, the web, cell phone app and text when pollution levels spike.