Knox County Tennessee

It's Clean Air Month

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It’s Clean Air Month

Do you know your Air Quality Index?

The Air Quality Index is a daily warning system to alert citizens to predicted levels of air pollution that may be higher than normal. The index provides the current conditions as well as the next day’s forecast and is accessible online by clicking here.

On days when the air is forecast to be code orange or above, especially if you have heart or lung disease, make arrangements to reduce the time you spend outdoors. Some tips include planning your outdoor activity or exercise for the morning when ozone levels are generally lower, shortening your outdoor exercise, doing less-strenuous activity like walking instead of running, exercising inside, or planning your activity for another day when the air quality is better. For more tips, click here.

Open Burn Permits

Remember open burning can contribute to air quality, so please get a permit and adhere to the guidance. An open burn permit provides an individual with the right to burn certain materials under particular guidelines, which take potential health and environmental effects into account. Open burning policies are outlined on the permit application.

To better serve residents, Knox County's Air Quality Management Department created a convenient online application process for requesting open burn permits. Click here for more information on open burning, including the online application.

For more information about Air Quality Management, click here or call 865-215-5900.

Want more ideas for how you can improve air quality? Visit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website by clicking here

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Knox County Tennessee - Health Department

Main Clinic
140 Dameron Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-215-5000

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Please Note:

On the first Wednesday of every month (except August), all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.
On the third Wednesday of every month, KCHD clinics (Women's Health, COE, CDC, Dental, TIC, Immunizations, COVID clinic and West) are closed in the morning for staff clinical education. On these days, the main location will open at 10 a.m. and the West Clinic will open at 10:30 a.m.
*All other offices will open at 8 a.m.

Infant and childhood immunizations as well as adult vaccines by appointment ONLY. Please call 865-215-5950.

1028 Old Cedar Bluff
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-215-5950

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

On the first Wednesday of every month (except August), all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.

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