Air Pollution in South Africa: Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map

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Stations on the map

There are 93 stations on the map: Olifantsfontein-NAQI, City of Ekurhuleni (178) - Alexandra-NAQI, City of Johannesburg (164) - Rosslyn-NAQI, City of Tshwane (156) - Meyerton, Sedibeng (133) - Damonsville, Bojanala Platinum (117) - Three Rivers, Sedibeng (109) - Kliprivier, City of Johannesburg (108) - Tshwane Market, City of Tshwane (107) - Pelonomi-NAQI, Mangaung Metro (103) - Ratanang, Alfred Nzo (99) - Leitrim, Fezile Dabi (93) - Luka, Alfred Nzo (91) - Springs-NAQI, City of Ekurhuleni (91) - Marikana CC-NAQI, Bojanala Platinum (87) - Xanadu-NAQI, Bojanala Platinum (83) - Etwatwa-NAQI, City of Ekurhuleni (82) - eMbalenhle South, Gert Sibande (82) - Sharpeville, Sedibeng (80) - Lebone, Alfred Nzo (78) - AJ Jacobs, Fezile Dabi (71) - Zamdela-NAQI, Fezile Dabi (69) - Sebokeng, Sedibeng (69) - Brackenham - RBCAA, King Cetshwayo (68) - Thokoza-NAQI, City of Ekurhuleni (68) - Bongani Mabaso Eco Park, Fezile Dabi (67) - North West University Vaal campus, Sedibeng (66) - Phalaborwa-NAQI, Mopani (66) - Diepkloof-NAQI, City of Johannesburg (63) - Khuma, Dr Kenneth Kaunda (61) - eMalahleni - SAWS, Nkangala (57) - Maitland, None (55) - Buccleugh-NAQI, City of Johannesburg (54) - Middelburg SAWS-NAQI, Nkangala (52) - Ermelo-NAQI, Gert Sibande (50) - PTA West, City of Tshwane (48) - Secunda, Gert Sibande (45) - Foreshore-NAQI, City of Cape Town (45) - Thabazimbi, Waterberg (45) - Mafikeng-NAQI, Ngaka Modiri Molema (44) - Walmer-NAQI, Nelson Mandela Bay Metro (34) - Davidsonville, City of Johannesburg (30) - Bodibeng-NAQI, City of Tshwane (28) - Hendrina - SAWS, Nkangala (25) - Saltworks-NAQI, Nelson Mandela Bay Metro (25) - Balfour, Gert Sibande (25) - Lephalale-NAQI, Waterberg (22) - Orange Farm, City of Johannesburg (21) - George-NAQI, Garden Route (19) - eMalahleni -MP Province, Nkangala (18) - Goodwood-NAQI, City of Cape Town (17) - Olievenhoutbosch-NAQI, City of Tshwane (16) - Lebohang, Gert Sibande (16) - Hermanus, Overberg (16) - Mokopane, Waterberg (15) - Worcester-NAQI, Cape Winelands (15) - Jabavu-NAQI, City of Johannesburg (14) - CBD RBCAA-NAQI, King Cetshwayo (13) - Standerton - MP Province, Gert Sibande (13) - Table View-NAQI, City of Cape Town (13) - Cape Point-NAQI, City of Cape Town (11) - Embalenhle, Gert Sibande (11) - eMbalenhle North, Gert Sibande (11) - Delmas MP, Nkangala (10) - Bellville South-NAQI, City of Cape Town (9) - Bosjesspruit, Gert Sibande (9) - Wallacedene-NAQI, City of Cape Town (9) - Hammanskraal, City of Tshwane (7) - Club-NAQI, Gert Sibande (7) - Esikhawini - RBCAA, King Cetshwayo (6) - Saldanha IDZ, West Coast (5) - Stellenboch, Cape Winelands (5) - Middelburg MP, Nkangala (3) - Diepsloot, City of Johannesburg (2) - Gompo, Buffalo City Metro (2) - Lichtenburg, Ngaka Modiri Molema (2) - Karoo-NAQI, Namakwa (2) - Eskom Gourikwa, Mossel Bay (1) - Silobela, Gert Sibande (no data) - Jouberton, Dr Kenneth Kaunda (no data) - Felixton - RBCAA, King Cetshwayo (no data) - Elandsfontein-NAQI, Gert Sibande (no data) - Grootvlei - Eskom, Gert Sibande (no data) - Kriel Village, Nkangala (no data) - Medupi, Nkangala (no data) - Randwater, Sedibeng (no data) - Kwazamokuhle, Nkangala (no data) - Masakhane, Nkangala (no data) - Phola, Nkangala (no data) - Sivukile, Gert Sibande (no data) - Kendal, Nkangala (no data) - Chicken Farm, Nkangala (no data) - Majuba, Gert Sibande (no data) - KOMATI, Nkangala (no data)

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Air Quality Rankings

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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 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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