What can I use the Instant view for?

Use the Instant view to see what the particle level is right now. Click a circle (Purple Air) or star (Agency monitor) to see a graph of pollution levels at that location. The Instant view can be very useful when conditions are changing rapidly, such as during a wildfire smoke event.  If you see high levels for an unknown reason, you may want to check back again and see if it was just a short-term spike in pollution (for example someone smoking a cigarette near the monitor).

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1. I see a red circle surrounded by green circles. Why is that?
2. Why are the Health and Instant views different?
3. What does the color scale mean?
4. What can I use the Health view for?
5. What can I use the Instant view for?
6. Why does your map look different from the map at purpleair.com?
7. Can I put a sensor on your map?