If you live in a Country not yet inventoried, and you would like to see it as part of the monitoring coverage extension, then please send us an inquiry via the form below.
Air Quality monitoring is not a simple thing, and there are existing criteria and standards for publishing data.
The equipment needed for monitoring Air Pollution is not only expensive (at least $10K per monitor) but also requires professional knowledge for their setup and maintenance - and that's a full time job.
For this reason, managing country, region or city level monitoring network is usually done by government representatives (usually linked to the environmental ministry) or by institutions certified by the government for doing so (for instance the EPA is US).
However, sometimes, some countries needs a some help for setting up or improving their monitoring network. This is where the World Air Quality Index project can help. If you are living in such a country and would like to see the real-time Air Quality data published on our map, then send us a message now.
|AQI||Air Pollution Level||Health Implications||Cautionary Statement (for PM2.5)|
|0 - 50||Good||Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk||None|
|51 -100||Moderate||Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.||Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.|
|101-150||Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups||Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is not likely to be affected.|
|151-200||Unhealthy||Everyone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects||Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially children, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion|
|201-300||Very Unhealthy||Health warnings of emergency conditions. The entire population is more likely to be affected.||Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid all outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially children, should limit outdoor exertion.|
|300+||Hazardous||Health alert: everyone may experience more serious health effects||Everyone should avoid all outdoor exertion|