Air Pollution in North America: Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map

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Stations on the map

There are 200 stations on the map: Adams County Admin Building, Colorado (208) - Vanderhoof (173) - Calexico-Ethel Street, Imperial, California (137) - Laramie County Mobile, Wyoming (132) - Chester, Pennsylvania (131) - S. Catarina, Nuevo Leon (131) - Portola - Gulling Street, Plumas, California (112) - Finanzas, Saltillo, Coahuila (111) - Fall River (93) - Jurisdicción Sanitaria, Monclova, Coahuila (91) - Sunrise Acres, Clark County (83) - Otay Mesa - Donovan Correctional Facility, San Diego, California (79) - John Day, Oregon (79) - Tecnológico, Minatitlán, Veracruz (71) - Celaya San Juanico, Celaya (70) - Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas Hidalgo, Morelia (69) - Reading Airport, Pennsylvania (68) - Karnack, Tyler, Texas (66) - Mccall Usfs, Idaho (65) - Caserne 17, Montreal (65) - Grants Pass, Oregon (65) - KNI-Topeka, Kansas (64) - Northshore site, Madisonville, Louisiana (63) - Youngstown - Head Start, Ohio (63) - Port Alberni Elementary (61) - Sherwood Park, Alberta (61) - Old Hwy 90, San Antonio, Texas (59) - Cicero2, Illinois (59) - Butte, Mat-su, Alaska (59) - Appleton Aal, Wisconsin (58) - Albany County HD, New York (57) - Carlisle, Pennsylvania (57) - Centro de Rehabilitación DIF, Piedras Negras, Coahuila (57) - South Phoenix, Maricopa (57) - 4th Ave, Yakima, Washington (57) - Kaufman, fort Worth, Dallas, Texas (57) - Anderson-Eastside Elem. Sch, Indiana (56) - Minneapolis-Phillips, Minnesota (55) - Union, Oklahoma (54) - Knight_p, Illinois (54) - Hinds CC, Mississippi (54) - Visalia, Tulare, California (53) - Rose Elementary, Pima County (53) - St. Joseph, Missouri (53) - Sarnia, Ontario (53) - Mississauga, Ontario (53) - Instituto Tecnológico de Nogales, Nogales, Sonora (53) - Jerseyvl, Illinois (52) - Baton Rouge Capitol site, Louisiana (52) - Durango, Durango (50) - 2912 Coffey, Nebraska (50) - Brampton, Ontario (50) - Lawton North, Oklahoma (49) - Grand Rapids, Michigan (49) - Bishop-Line, Inyo, California (49) - Jprecc, Kentucky (49) - SDS01, Mérida, Yucatán (48) - TK Gregg, South Carolina (47) - FNSB NP Fire, Alaska (46) - Bois-Francs, Quebec (44) - Cleveland, Mississippi (44) - Socorro Hueco, El Paso, Texas (42) - Casa Hogar, Oaxaca (42) - Brainerd, Minnesota (42) - Salmon, Idaho (42) - Témiscaming, Quebec (40) - Parr, Arkansas (39) - Courtenay Elementary School (38) - Hobbs Jefferson, New Mexico (38) - Hagerstown, Maryland (38) - Anthony, New Mexico (38) - Palacio de Gobierno, Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala (37) - Ellyson Industrial Park, Escambia, Florida (36) - Auburn M St SE, Washington (36) - Grande Prairie - Henry Pirker, Alberta (35) - Telkwa (35) - Washington, Utah (34) - Quesnel Senior Secondary (34) - Sebastopol-103 Morris Street, Sonoma, California (34) - Chester, Plumas, California (34) - Kingsport, Tennessee (34) - Santa Barbara-National Guard Armory, Santa Barbara, California (34) - Sudbury, Ontario (34) - San Luis De La Paz Presidencia Municipal (33) - Viking Lake, Iowa (32) - Wind Cave, South Dakota (32) - Lompoc-South H Street, Santa Barbara, California (30) - National Seashore, Corpus Christi, Texas (30) - Jamesvil, North Carolina (30) - Santa Fe Airport, New Mexico (30) - Duchesne, Utah (30) - Virginia, Minnesota (30) - East Syracuse, New York (29) - Gatineau - secteur de Hull, Quebec (29) - Prineville, Oregon (29) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota (28) - Stuart, Martin, Florida (28) - Saguenay, Quebec (27) - Golden Helipad (27) - Secretaría de Medio Ambiente, Aguascalientes (26) - Eau Claire Dot, Wisconsin (26) - Cedar Bluff, Kansas (26) - Leggett, North Carolina (26) - Broadus, Montana (26) - Primaria Julián Gascón Mercado, Tepic, Nayarit (25) - Lake City - Veterans Domicile, Columbia, Florida (25) - Deering Oaks, Portland, Maine (25) - Birney, Montana (24) - Medicine Hat - Crescent Heights, Alberta (23) - Iron, Utah (23) - Fargo NW, North Dakota (22) - Williston, North Dakota (22) - Hannover, North Dakota (22) - Ely, Minnesota (22) - Lewistown, Montana (21) - Potawatomi, Wisconsin (21) - Sand Island, Hawaii (21) - Red Lake Nation, Minnesota (21) - Esterhazy, Saskatchewan (21) - Thunder Bay, Ontario (21) - Williams Lake Columneetza School (20) - Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec (20) - Charleston, West Virginia (19) - Columbia Falls, Montana (19) - Castle H, North Carolina (18) - Kitimat Haul Road (17) - Calgary Central 2, Alberta (17) - Rangely, CO, Colorado (17) - Pahala, Hawaii (17) - Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan (17) - N'Dilo 1, NorthWestTerritories (17) - Carlsbad, New Mexico (17) - Seney, Michigan (16) - Norman Wells, NorthWestTerritories (16) - Burin, NewFoundland (16) - Fort Smith, NorthWestTerritories (15) - Winnipeg Scotia St., Manitoba (15) - Mount Pearl, NewFoundland (14) - Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia (14) - Brownsville, Harlingen, Texas (13) - Sydney, Nova Scotia (13) - Odessa-Hays Elementary School, Midland, Texas (13) - Abitibi, Quebec (12) - Tomahawk, Alberta (11) - Kentville, Nova Scotia (10) - Bismarck Residential, North Dakota (9) - Inuvik, NorthWestTerritories (9) - Thompson, Manitoba (9) - Grand Falls-Windsor, NewFoundland (8) - Halifax Johnston, Nova Scotia (8) - Buffalo Viewpoint, Alberta (5) - Floyd Dryden, Alaska (5) - Flin Flon, Manitoba (5) - Pierre, South Dakota (4) - Brandon, Manitoba (4) - Fort McMurray Athabasca Valley, Alberta (4) - Stony Mountain, Alberta (3) - Fort Chipewyan, Alberta (2) - Caroline, Alberta (1) - Kindersley, Saskatchewan (no data) - Corner Brook, NewFoundland (no data) - Rexburg, Idaho (no data) - Box Elder, Utah (no data) - Bee Ridge Park, Sarasota, Florida (no data) - Highway 11, Lower Newcastle, NewBrunswick (no data) - Zavala Elementary, Austin, Texas (no data) - Casper Mobile, Wyoming (no data) - Baskett, Kentucky (no data) - Yellow Springs, Ohio (no data) - Charleston Public Works, South Carolina (no data) - Aberdeen Street, Fredericton, NewBrunswick (no data) - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (no data) - Public School 19, New York (no data) - Rifle, Colorado (no data) - Miami Fire Station - Station #5, Miami-Dade, Florida (no data) - Confederate Ave. (no data) - Copan, Oklahoma (no data) - Sandpoint25 Uofi, Idaho (no data) - Estevan, Saskatchewan (no data) - Public Health 4, Iowa (no data) - Silverton, Oregon (no data) - Detroit - W Lafayette, Michigan (no data) - Okanogan2, Mobile, Washington (no data) - Pinehurst, Idaho (no data) - Bangor, Maine (no data) - PM, New Mexico (no data) - Taylor Lone Wolf Golf Course (no data) - Prince Albert, Saskatchewan (no data) - Amarillo A&M, Amarillo, Texas (no data) - Hoover, Alabama (no data) - Jackson Mobile, Wyoming (no data) - Lavington Baptist Church (no data) - Mt. Fanny, Oregon (no data) - Swift Current, Saskatchewan (no data) - Protección Civil, Guerrero (no data) - Golf_ln, Tennessee (no data) - Sault Ste Marie, Michigan (no data) - Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan (no data) - Beaumont Mary, Beaumont, Texas (no data) - Rossell, Duval, Florida (no data)


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About the Air Quality Levels

AQIAir Pollution LevelHealth ImplicationsCautionary Statement (for PM2.5)
0 - 50GoodAir quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no riskNone
51 -100ModerateAir 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.
101-150Unhealthy for Sensitive GroupsMembers 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.
151-200UnhealthyEveryone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effectsActive 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
201-300Very UnhealthyHealth 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+HazardousHealth alert: everyone may experience more serious health effectsEveryone 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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