Air Quality

The Air Quality Program actively responds to air quality complaints, conducts inspections, and issues open burn permits in the City and County of Broomfield. Broomfield's Environmental Health Specialists also educate the public about health risks associated with a variety of indoor environmental pollutants and sources of air pollution such as mold, radon, and carbon monoxide. 

Air Quality in Colorado 

Citizens can call 303.758.4848 or review today's air quality detailed summary to learn more about the air quality index and if any health advisories are in effect. Check the current Front Range air quality forecast provided by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment:


Ozone is one of the six common air pollutants identified in the Clean Air Act and is caused by chemical reactions between oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC).  Ozone is most likely to reach unhealthy levels on hot sunny days in urban environments, but can still reach high levels during colder months.  Ozone at ground-level can cause a variety of health concerns for sensitive people, particularly the elderly, young children, and those with asthma or other respiratory problems.  Before exercising or spending a lot of time outdoors on warm, sunny days, it’s best to check the air quality conditions in your area.

  • To check the local air quality conditions in Broomfield, including ozone, visit the AirLive website.
  • To read more about ozone, your health, and what you can do to reduce ozone, visit CDPHE’s website.
  • To receive CDPHE’s notifications about ozone action days for the Front Range region, email and note that you would like to be added to the ozone.frontrange email list. 

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