Charleston Community Air Monitoring Network
CCAMN seeks increase community and resident understanding of local air quality.
Air pollution occurs when gases, dust particles, or odor are introduced into the atmosphere in a way that makes it harmful to humans or the surrounding environment. Unfortunately, we all breath air pollution; however, the amount we breath can depend on a variety of factors such as the quality of the air where we live, where we work, or during a particular time of day.
The mission of the Charleston Community Air Monitoring Network (CCAMN) is to provide real time data (click here) that can improve knowledge of air quality among communities and residents across Charleston. We note that the data is intended to promote understanding of air quality at the community-level and is not part of any regulatory monitoring program in the area.
The project reflects a community-university partnership between the Lowcountry Alliance for Model Communities (LAMC), the Charleston Community Research to Action Board (CCRAB), and the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. The project is led by Dr. John Pearce, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).
To access current air quality conditions see tab above or click here.