IVAN Air Monitoring

Poor air quality can harm your health. Take action to reduce your exposure to air pollutants. Use the list or map to view current air quality levels at your nearest air monitor. Sign up to receive alerts when the air quality near you is unhealthy. Scroll down to learn more.

About the network

IVAN Air Monitoring is a network of 40 air monitors located throughout Imperial County. These monitors measure current levels of particulate matter air pollution (PM2.5 and PM10). The air quality measurements are displayed on this website.

This network was developed in response to the community residents’ concerns about air quality and their desire for more neighborhood-level data. The network was designed with significant input and decision-making from community residents, while incorporating technical priorities to ensure scientific integrity.

The network was developed through a partnership between Comite Civico del Valle (CCV), the California Environmental Health Tracking Program, and University of Washington School of Public Health, and collaborators at University of California at Los Angeles and George Washington University. Funding was provided by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, grant number 5R01ES022722. Visit the project website.

Disclaimer

When using this information, please note the following:

  • In order to provide air quality information in real time, the data presented on this website are not validated or verified
  • The air quality levels are for particulate matter (PM) only. Other air pollutants, such as ozone, may be present, even when PM levels are low.
  • These data do not come from regulatory monitors and cannot be used to infer violations of the law
  • Data on this website should be considered preliminary and used with discretion

Learn more about our monitor validation process, how to use the data on this website, and how to compare the data with government

More info

View the Air Monitoring Q&A for more information on the following topics:

Government air data

Air quality data for Imperial County currently reported by government regulatory air monitors are available at www.imperialvalleyair.org and www.co.imperial.ca.us/AirPollution.

Data reported by IVAN Air Monitoring and by government monitors should both be used to better understand air quality levels near you. There are differences in how these data are collected, such as the locations monitored, the equipment used, and pollutants measured. Therefore, differences in reported air data are expected. When considering how to best protect your health, we recommended you consider multiple sources of air quality data and follow the most health protective recommendations.

Visit the Air Monitoring FAQs for more information about how our data compares with government data.

Report an air problem

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Step 1. Report to Imperial County Air Pollution Control District.

Call (442) 265-1800 as soon as you notice a problem with air quality. Their website lists what information to provide in order to support their investigations. It also describes what to expect when you submit a complaint.

Step 2. Report on IVAN.

After contacting the APCD, we recommend that you also submit a record of the problem here on IVAN Imperial, including a note that APCD has been contacted. This ensures that the Environmental Justice Task Force is aware of the complaint and that the complaint is documented on the IVAN Imperial website.

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