The State of Hawaii Department of Health is currently operating three (3) air monitoring stations in the Pahoa and Leilani estates area in response to the current and ongoing eruption and lava flow activities. These monitiors detect the presence of air borne particles that may result from the burning materials (vegetation, grass, brush, and other materials) and volcanic emissions. The data and information being collected by these monitors can be viewed at the following web site: http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=topics.smoke_wildfires. Click on “view lava related air quality conditions on Hawaii’s big island.” The table below provides air quality guidelines.
For gas and particle concentration data see: http://emdweb.doh.hawaii.gov/air-quality/, click on “Quick Look” then go to “Puna Special Sites.”