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.
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.
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.
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
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.