Air Quality

Air North Texas

According to the EPA, ten counties in North Texas fall under nonattainment for the pollutant ozone. Dallas and Tarrant County make up two of those ten counties. That is why Grand Prairie is a partner with Air North Texas, a regional public awareness campaign and partnership that seeks to improve air quality in North Texas. To help improve air quality in North Texas, take the Clean Air Pledge. Clean Air Action Day is August 3, 2022. Pledge to do one or more things to help improve air quality.

Air Quality Index

The Air Quality Index, also referred to as AQI, is the EPA’s index for reporting daily air quality. The colors of the AQI indicate how polluted the air is and the level of health concern associated with it.

Health Effects of Ozone Pollution

Children, older adults, those who suffer from asthma and other respiratory diseases, and people who are active outdoors are at a greater risk of experiencing health problems from ozone pollution. Exposure to ozone pollution can cause the following health problems in both the higher risk population and healthy people:

  • Coughing
  • Inflammation of the airways
  • Wheezing and shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Asthma attacks

For more information, visit the American Lung Association.

Clean the Air

Help clean the air clean by doing one or more of the following:

  • Carpool
  • Bicycle or walk
  • Bring your lunch to work
  • Ensure tires are properly inflated
  • Get gas early in the morning or at night
  • Maintain consistent driving speed
  • Be in the know--sign up for air quality alerts

To find other ways to help, visit Air North Texas.