EnviroFlash, a new alert service from the Environmental Protection Agency, can help patients with asthma keep tabs on the air quality in their area.

Users can sign up for free air quality alerts to be delivered via e-mail or as a text message. Each alert includes one of the six different levels of air quality for the day. Air quality index measures ground-level ozone, particle pollution, carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide. Alerts can be sent daily or only when air quality is below healthy levels.

To subscribe, visit www.enviroflash.info.

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