Air Pollution in the World: New country coverage Projects

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There are many countries with real-time Air Quality data inventoried on aqicn.org. For those not yet inventoried, you can find from this page a list of active monitoring coverage extension projects for selected countries:

Philippines Cambodia Indonesia Senegal South-africa Libya Morocco Tunisia Algeria Lebanon Qatar Bangladesh Pakistan


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.

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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.

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About the Air Quality and Pollution Measurement:

About the Air Quality Levels

AQIAir Pollution LevelHealth ImplicationsCautionary 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. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.
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

To know more about Air Quality and Pollution, check the wikipedia Air Quality topic or the airnow guide to Air Quality and Your Health.

For very useful health advices of Beijing Doctor Richard Saint Cyr MD, check www.myhealthbeijing.com blog.


Usage Notice: All the Air Quality data are unvalidated at the time of publication, and due to quality assurance these data may be amended, without notice, at any time. The World Air Quality Index project has exercised all reasonable skill and care in compiling the contents of this information and under no circumstances will the World Air Quality Index project team or its agents be liable in contract, tort or otherwise for any loss, injury or damage arising directly or indirectly from the supply of this data.



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