Air quality

You can help us monitor our air through our community air monitoring project.

Outdoor air quality affects our health

We test our city's air quality and report results to the community.

In 2021, we launched a community air monitoring project. We asked Green Zone members and residents to help us identify:

  • Areas of concern with air pollution
  • Residents, schools and businesses that should host air sensors

In 2022, we started installing PurpleAir sensors throughout the city, with a focus on our city's environmental justice communities. Environmental justice communities include neighborhoods with a high percentage of:

  • People of color
  • People living below the poverty line
  • Environmental hazards, like low air quality

Read the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) definition of environmental justice communities

See the PurpleAir map


Host a PurpleAir sensor

Contact us

Minneapolis Health Department




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415