Historical Air Pollutant Data
The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks has 39 ambient (outside) air monitoring stations across Ontario that collect real-time air pollutant data. The 6 common pollutants monitored include ozone, fine particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, and total reduced sulphur compounds.
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks; Air Quality Ontario
- There are two ambient air monitoring stations in Simcoe Muskoka, in Barrie (Simcoe County) and in Dorset (Muskoka District).
- The ambient air monitoring station in Barrie is the only one in Simcoe Muskoka that collects hourly data on all three pollutants needed to calculate the AQHI. Calculations for AQHI in Dorset are based on an estimated value of nitrogen dioxide, following direction from the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks.
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