Air Quality Monitoring in Nigeria

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There is a good reason to worry about the Air Quality in Nigerai, as it ranks 152th (out of 180 countries) at the Environmental Performance Index for Air Quality.

Furthermore, according to the most recent World Health Organization air pollution database 2016 the air quality in several cities in Nigeria reaches PM2.5 concentrations from unhealthy to hazardous levels:

CityPM2.5 Conc.PM2.5 AQIHealth ImpactYearMeausrement
Aba373
416
Hazardous20091 station, NA
Abakaliki88
168
Unhealthy20091 station, NA
Afikpo72
159
Unhealthy20091 station, NA
Enugu115
182
Unhealthy20091 station, NA
Ile-Ife103
175
Unhealthy20101 station, University campus
Kaduna423
449
Hazardous20132 stations, industrial area
Nnewi57
151
Unhealthy20091 station, NA
Nsukka117
183
Unhealthy20091 station, NA
Onitsha594
500
Hazardous20091 station, NA
Orlu52
142
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups20091 station, NA
Owerri158
208
Very Unhealthy20091 station, NA
Umuahia274
324
Hazardous20091 station, N
(Source: WHO (World Health Organization) Ambient (outdoor) air pollution database 2016)

Public Air Quality Information availability

Unfortunately, there is not any kind of information available from the Federal Ministry of the Environment (www.environment.gov.ng) about Air Quality, whether it relates to a possible monitoring network, or to the actual values recorded by this monitoring network. To our current knowledge, there should most likely not be any kind of automated monitoring network avaiable.

There is unfortunatley, not any information either from the Abuja Environmental Protection Board.

Looking at other Environmental agencies in Nigeria (source),

A schoolboy walks through smoke and fumes emitted from a waste dump in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt
(photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images, courtesy of WHO Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health 2018)

Crowdsourcing a real Air monitoring Network that works


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.

Air Quality Forecast for Abuja

Stay Informed

If you want to stay informed about the Air Quality monitoring project for Nigeria,
please register with the form below:
The Nigerian 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 Abuja, 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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關於空氣質量與空氣污染指數

本網站採用的污染指數和顏色與EPA是完全相同的。 EPA的指數可以從 AirNow上查到

空气质量指数 空气质量指数级别(状况)及表示颜色 对健康影响情况 建议采取的措施
0 - 50 一级(优) 空气质量令人满意,基本无空气污染 各类人群可正常活动
51 -100 二级(良) 空气质量可接受,但某些污染物可能对极少数异常敏感人群健康有较弱影响 极少数异常敏感人群应减少户外活动
101-150 三级(轻度污染) 易感人群症状有轻度加剧,健康人群出现刺激症状 儿童、老年人及心脏病、呼吸系统疾病患者应减少长时间、高强度的户外锻炼
151-200 四级(中度污染) 进一步加剧易感人群症状,可能对健康人群心脏、呼吸系统有影响 儿童、老年人及心脏病、呼吸系统疾病患者避免长时间、高强度的户外锻炼,一般人群适量减少户外运动
201-300 五级(重度污染) 心脏病和肺病患者症状显著加剧,运动耐受力降低,健康人群普遍出现症状 儿童、老年人及心脏病、肺病患者应停留在室内,停止户外运动,一般人群减少户外运动
300+ 六级(严重污染) 健康人群运动耐受力降低,有明显强烈症状,提前出现某些疾病 儿童、老年人和病人应停留在室内,避免体力消耗,一般人群避免户外活动
(参考详见 http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/空气质量指数)

如果你想了解更多有關空氣質量與污染,詳見維基百科或者 AirNow

有關健康建議詳​​見北京的Richard Saint Cyr MD醫生的博客:www.myhealthbeijing.com


注意事項: 所有空氣品質數據在發佈時均未經驗證,且為了確保資料準確性,這些數據可能隨時被修改,恕不另行通知。 世界空氣品質指數專案在編制這些訊息內容時已經謹慎的運用了所有適當的技巧,在任何情況下世界空氣品質指數 在任何情況下,世界空氣品質指數專案團隊或其代理人均不對因提供此數據而直接或間接引起的任何損失、傷害或損害來承擔契約、侵權或其他責任。



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