Air Quality Monitoring in Egypt

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The Egyptian enviromental affairs agency is providing three days forecast for quite many places in Egypt: eeaa.gov.eg/موضوعاتبيئية/الهواء/نوعيةالهواء/التنبؤاتبنوعيةالهواء and eeaa.gov.eg/.../airqualityforecast

Unfortunately, there is not any recent information available for real-time air quality data, despite indications that there should be such a network (لقد تم اختيار مجموعة من الملوثات البيئية ليتم رصدها بواسطة برنامج المعلومات والرصد البيئي - A set of environmental pollutants has been selected to be monitored by the Environmental Information and Monitoring Program, ... ). The Cairo University Center for Environmental Hazard Mitigation (CEHM) - www.cehm.gov.eg - has an air quality lab (معمل جودة الهواء), but real-time air quality data is unfortunately not available either.


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GAIA A12 Monitoring Station

Unless data is made available by the authorities, the World Air Quality Index project recommends to start publishing real-time data using some of the affordable air quality monitoring stations, such as the GAIA A12 (picture on the right).

If you are interested in knowing more about this initiative, or about helping to host a station, then please contact us with the form at the bottom of this page.

Forecast

Air Quality Forecast for Cairo

Stay Informed

If you want to stay informed about the Air Quality monitoring project for Egypt,
please register with the form below:
The Egyptian Air Quality Monitoring Project - subscription form
Enter your name - eg "John Doe"
Enter your email address - eg "john.doe@mail.com"
Write few words about your request - eg:"I live in Cairo, and would like to help hosting an air quality station.", "I would like to help by hosting an monitoring station", "I would like to know the average daily air quality for the past year", ..

Other Countries

Do you want to view all the other on-going country monitoring programs?
Go to the page aqicn.org/country or click on any of the flags below:

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