Air Quality

Golden Air Quality Last Week January 26 to Feb 1, 2018

The monitoring data from the air quality station in Golden last week clearly shows levels of air pollution rising each evening and going down in the middle of the day. This is caused by wood smoke from residential stoves. Residences producing too much smoke from smouldering stoves are obvious to anyone walking down the street.  Wood smoke is hazardous and contributes to heart and lung disease. It is the responsibility of home owners to burn wood stoves so they do not smoke excessively and pollute the neighbourhood. For those who are taking this seriously, thank you for being a good neighbour!