EnviroFlash is a service that automatically delivers
air quality forecasts directly to subscribers. It provides
"heads-up" information so people can adjust
their daily activities to match expected air quality conditions.
Those enrolled get only the information they select
via e-mail or cell phone text messages.
quality forecasts for Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga,
Knoxville, Tri-Cities and the Great Smoky Mountains National
Park and the Air
Quality Index are currently available on the TDEC
simplifies getting air information because it sends "Air
Quality Alert" notifications and the AQI forecasts
directly to subscribers when the level they selected is
likely to occur.
The EnviroFlash forecast pollutants are fine particulate
year round and ground-level ozone during Tennesee's Ozone
Season (April through October). Department of Environment
and Conservation meteorologists determine whether the
air quality for next day is expected to be:
Those with small children
and people with cardio-pulmonary health problems (such
as asthma) usually select to be notified when the air
quality is predicted to be UNHEALTHY
FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS. People who work or exercise
strenuously are also in this category due to increased
People who do not
have heart or lung health risks and are not as concerned
about air quality may prefer to be notified when UNHEALTHY
air is forecast for the general public.
here to view map of Tennessee EnviroFlash
here to register to receive EnviroFlash notifications.
Down the road, EnviroFlash expects to add real-time air data notifications into
the program. Information on other environmental topics
- such as water quality - could eventually be included