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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    À propos de la qualité et de la mesure de la pollution atmosphérique:

    A propos des niveaux de qualité de l'air

    IQANiveau de pollution de l'air Impact sur la santé
    0 - 50BonLa qualité de l'air est jugée satisfaisante, et la pollution de l'air pose peu ou pas de risque.
    51 -100ModéréAir 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.
    101-150Mauvais pour les groupes sensiblesLa qualité de l'air est acceptable; Cependant, pour certains polluants, il peut y avoir un problème de santé modérée pour un très petit nombre de personnes qui sont particulièrement sensibles à la pollution de l'air.
    151-200MauvaisTout le monde peut commencer à ressentir des effets sur la santé; les membres des groupes sensibles peuvent ressentir des effets de santé plus graves.
    201-300Très mauvaisAvertissements de santé de conditions d'urgence. Toute la population est plus susceptible d'être affecté.
    300+DangereuxAlerte de santé: tout le monde peut ressentir des effets de santé plus graves.

    Pour en savoir plus sur la qualité de l'air, consultez le sujet Qualité de l'air sur wikipedia ou le guide AirNow de la qualité de l'air et de votre santé .

    Pour des conseils de santé très utiles de Docteur Richard Saint Cyr, consultez le blog 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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