The Philippines real-time Air Quality Monitoring project

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Please note that Air Quality monitoring is now available for many cities in the Philippines: aqicn.org/city/philippines/

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(image attribution: wikipedia)

The Philippines, and especially its capital Metro Manilla, is just subjected to Air Pollution just like any other countries in Asia.

Quoted from this overview from the 'Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources', the Philippines ranks 5th (out of 11 countries) at the Environmental Performance Index in the ASEAN Region (which includes Japan, China and South Korea). This other articles explains that "Pollution levels in Metro Manila are still higher than acceptable levels ...".


Visible Air Pollution on Manilla Skyline (attribution).

So, like most of the countries in Asia, there is no reason why there should not be real-time Air Quality monitoring in the Philippines, at least for Metro Manilla. The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) (emb.gov.ph/portal/air) does provide a lot of useful information about the Air Quality. Unfortunately, the "Continuous Ambient Air Monitoring ... for PM10" page (emb.gov.ph/ambientair) is not working (and has actually not been working for a while now). The best solution for providing real-time Air Quality information in Philippines would be that the EMB starts providing the official readings again. But while this is happening, the aqicn.org team is starting the "Philippines Air Quality monitoring project". Updated on June 18th 2015: Air Quality is now official available from airquality-embdenr.com.

The aqicn.org R&D team is now developping a new affordable Particule Matter (PM2.5) outdoor Air Quality monitoring station, and we want to install a few of them in Metro Manilla (to start with). The station is simple to use, and requires almost no maintenance. It only requires a WIFI connection to operate (the power supply is provided by battery and solar panel).

So if you are living Metro Manilla, and you would like to help us, we are looking for people who can help us to host the stations. If this is you, the please fill in the form below with your contact information. Alternatively, if you are only interrested in getting the real-time data, or you would like to get more infomration about the project, you can also subscribe to our mailing list to get the updates about the project, using the same form below.

If you want to stay informed about the Air Quality monitoring project for Philippines,
please register with the form below:
The Philippines 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 the Philippines, and would like to known if there will be more stations outside Metro Manilla.", "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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关于空气质量与空气污染指数

本网站采用的污染指数和颜色与EPA是完全相同的。 EPA的指数可以从 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关空气质量与污染,详见维基百科或者 AirNow

有关健康建议详见北京的Richard Saint Cyr MD医生的博客:www.myhealthbeijing.com


注意事项: 所有空气质量数据在发布时均未经验证,并且为了保证数据质量,这些数据可能随时被修改,恕不另行通知。 世界空气质量指数项目在编制此信息的内容时已经运用了所有合理的技能和谨慎,在任何情况下世界空气质量指数项目团队或其代理人将不会为由于提供此数据而直接或间接引起的伤害、合同损失、侵权及其他任何损失负责。



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