South Asia Real-time Air Quality Monitoring Project

Posted on February 23rd 2015
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We have just stepped in the Lunar New Year of the Goat (combined with the Wood element for 2015), and, for the World Air Quality Index project team, that means full speed working on extending the Air Quality monitoring to new countries in South East Asia. Namely: The Philippines, Cambodia and Indonesia (and more, e.g. Myanmar and Laos, will follow very soon).

As there is also a huge demand for PM2.5 monitoring for Thailand (especially Chiang Mai and Bangkok), or for more station in Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City), the extension will also cover selected countries with existing network.

But, this time, unlike for the previous countries, we do need the help of everyone, and especially your help if you are living in one of those countries. The reason is that, this time, since the real-time Air Quality information is not publically available from the Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA) of those countries, the World Air Quality Index project will start to crowdsource Air Quality monitoring stations in the main cities of the above countries1.


Visible Air Pollution on the Manilla and Jakarta Skylines (attribution & attribution)

The research and experiments we have been conducting at the World Air Quality Index project during the past 2 years led us to understand how to develop semi-industrial monitoring stations, much more affordable than the BAMs and TEOMs, but with an equivalent level of data quality and a much superior power efficiency, outdoor-proof, easy maintanability and form factor. That was made possible thanks to the Shenzhen nowism magic.

As mentionned earlier, for this project which works based on crowd monitoring, we need everyone's help, and especially your help. Wether you are a citizen living in of those countries where Air Quality data is not yet available , wether you are a citizen who just want to get the real-time information, wether you are an investor interrested in empowering and speeding up our project, whether you are from an NGO and want to cooperate on this project or wether you are from the media and want to know more about this project, then check one of the links below:


If you are interrested in getting the Air Quality data monitored for another country (even outside of South Asia), or if you want to get more infomration in general about the World Air Quality Index project, then you can also inquire via the form below:

The South Asian Air Quality monitoring project - inquiry form
Enter your name (eg John Doe):
Enter your email address (eg john.doe@mail.com):
Write few words about you (eg I live in Dhaka, and would like to help for a hosting monitoring station):
Confirm that you
are a human:
Then click on
this submit button:


Happy New Year of the Wooden Goat,
The World Air Quality Index project team.

Note 1: The US State Department and US EPA might also be able to provide a huge support on this project. Check the article from the New York times: "US Expands Air Quality Monitoring to Include Some Embassies".


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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


    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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