Air Quality

A measure of the cleanliness and safety of the air in a specific area, taking into account the concentration of pollutants, such as particulate matter, ground-level ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and carbon monoxide. Air quality can be significantly impacted by natural and human-caused events, including wildfires, which release large amounts of smoke, gases, and particulate matter into the atmosphere. Poor air quality can lead to adverse health effects, particularly for vulnerable populations, such as individuals with respiratory conditions, the elderly, and young children. In legal disputes related to wildfires, such as the Calf Canyon/Hermit’s Peak Fire, concerns may arise regarding the impact of the fire on air quality, the responsibility of involved parties to address and mitigate these effects, and compensation for affected individuals and communities experiencing health issues or other damages due to poor air quality.