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July 12, 2019

Health Recommendations to Protect Against Smoke from Maui Wildfire

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health is urging Maui residents and visitors to protect themselves from elevated levels of fine particulates (PM2.5) caused by the wildfire in Central Maui.
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January 08, 2010

Air Quality Worsens During 2010 New Year Celebration

Light and variable winds are to blame for an drop in air quality on New Year’s day.  The air particulates exceeded the federal 24-hour standard at several monitoring locations. The Department of Health’s Clean Air Branch monitored air quality at five stations located at Honolulu, Sand Island, Pearl City, Kapolei, and Kihei on Maui.  Three... Read more »
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December 31, 2009

Hazy Skies and Light Winds Expected During New Year Celebration

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health’s (DOH) Clean Air Branch will be monitoring Hawai’i’s air quality during New Year’s and comparing it with national ambient air quality standards. Health officials say the heavy use of fireworks during the annual holiday celebration can significantly increase the amount of particulates in the air, especially on Oahu. The... Read more »
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January 09, 2009

HAWAII’S NEW YEAR’S AIR QUALITY BETTER THAN EXPECTED

Hawaii’s air quality on New Year’s Eve was better than expected according to a report released by the state Department of Health. The highest concentration of particulate matter was recorded at Pearl City. All other locations monitored including Kihei on Maui recorded levels lower or equal to last year’s New Year’s celebration. The state’s Clean... Read more »
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