Air quality affects how we live and breathe. Like the weather it can change day to day and hour to hour. Up-to-date information allows you to make decisions based on air quality forecasts.  It is free and easy to obtain those forecasts.

EnviroFlash is a free electronic information system designed to communicate environmental issues to the public. EnviroFlash is a partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. It provides instant air quality information that citizens can customize for their own needs, allowing them to take steps that can protect the health of their family. It provides this information via e-mail or text.

How do I sign up?  

Sign up for forecast emails by clicking this link for the , select “LA” from the state menu, then select the forecast area or go to:

Why should I subscribe?

EnviroFlash provides you with timely air quality information that you can use to plan your daily activities and protect your health. With EnviroFlash, you have complete control of your forecast subscription. Subscription is fast, easy and free, and you decide which forecasts to receive. You can change or discontinue your subscription at any time through the automated EnviroFlash web page. 

You pick the level at which you want to be notified about air quality.  


Persons concerned about 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 may also select this category due to their increased deep respiration. 

People who do not have heart or lung health risks and are not as concerned about air quality may prefer to only be notified when UNHEALTHY air is forecast for the general public. 

Can I get the air quality forecast without subscribing to EnviroFlash emails?

Yes. Air quality forecasts are always available at