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Air Quality

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Dept Head: Cassie Archuleta

 Air Quality Newsletter

Air Quality Plan updates - open for public comment

Air Quality Plan updates - open for public comment

How does air quality affect you, your health and your quality of life?

The City is currently collecting comments and feedback on an Air Quality Plan, which identifies new and emerging strategies to improve air quality, and information for our community’s future climate planning efforts.

Review Plan and Provide Feedback

Air Quality Index

Pollutant AQI Value
O3 28 Good
PM2.5 34 Good
PM10 20 Good

Visit the Fort Collins Live Air Quality Monitoring Pages


Temperature: 34° F
Wind: 1 mph
Humidity: 62%
Visibility: 10.0 mi
Pressure: 1014.4 mb

New Municipal Code for Outdoor Residential Burning

Effective March 29, 2019, the City of Fort Collins Council adopted new nuisance code language to help protect some of our most vulnerable members of the community from the health and nuisance impacts of wood smoke.   

Learn More About Outdoor Residential Burning

Have You Tested for Radon?

Did you know that testing your home for radon is simple and life-saving? The City of Fort Collins encourages all citizens to test their homes for radon. The most recently calculated data tells us that approximately 500 lung cancer deaths occur yearly in Colorado due to radon exposure. Radon test kits are available for sale at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr.

Learn More About Radon

Receive A FREE Home Health Assessment Today!

Healthy Homes indoor air quality program

The Healthy Homes program is a free, volunteer-driven program that helps families improve the indoor air quality of their homes. Through awareness and education, the Healthy Homes program provides low-cost or no-cost solutions that help residents create a healthier home. Call (970) 416-2832 to sign-up for an assessment today!

Sign Up Online

Indoor Air Pollution

We spend over 90% of our lives indoors (at home, school, work, in our cars, etc). It makes sense that we keep our indoor air as clean as possible.  While we most often focus on outdoor air pollution, there are many pollutants indoors that deserve equal attention and action.

  • Indoor air is often more polluted than outdoor air.
  • Ninety percent (90%) or more of each day is spent in our home, school, workplace, or car.
  • The elderly, the very young, pregnant women, and those with allergies, asthma and other respiratory ailments are often the first to notice indoor air pollution problems.
  • Indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental health risks.
  • Small changes can make a big impact on the quality of indoor air.

A safe and pleasant indoor "world" can often be achieved by making simple changes to your everyday routine.

Healthy Homes Indoor Air Quality Assessments