Connecticut DEEP monitors air quality with tracking device

There are 14 monitors the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has across the state which are used to collect information all day, everyday for 365 days a year.

News 12 Staff

Jun 9, 2023, 12:27 AM

Updated 309 days ago

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The air quality is progressively getting better but we aren't in the clear just yet. State health and environmental experts are monitoring the situation with a device used to track air quality.
There are 14 monitors the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has across the state which are used to collect information all day, everyday for 365 days a year. One is located on Sherwood Island State Park. The monitors track air quality along with the various pollutants that affect our health.
You can also look at a map that shows air quality by region, here.
DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes says there are no closures planned for any state or shoreline parks at this time.
The state Department of Public Health says people should take precautions.
"The main message is to just stay inside, particularly for younger children, older adults, people with heart and lung disease," said Public Health Commissioner Dr. Manisha Juthani.


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