Air Pollution in South-africa

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Air Pollution in South-africa

Please note that Air Quality monitoring is now available for South Africa: aqicn.org/map/southafrica/

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The Republic of South Africa, along with the Republic of Senegal is a leading example for Africa, for being the country with the most transparency on its Air Quality. The Air Quality monitoring network coverage is really good, and all the information is available publically and freely from the saaqis.org.za website.

Update June 4th 2015: The Air Quality data service from saaqis.org.za is temporarilly not available. We are now investigating, together with the South African Weather Service team responsible for SAAQIS, a solution for getting the data back online.

Air Quality Forecast

Air quality historical data

Rustenburg Valley
Bloubosrand
ES_George
Welgelegen Boulevard
Plattekloof
Mogolakwena1
FreeMe Wildlife Clinic
BHC_Fisantekraal_1_replacement
Geringer
Poyser Road
BHC_Drakenstein
Sugarbird
8th Street
University of Pretoria
Fir Grove
Berario
Jesmond Road
Morningside-Somerset West
159 Cecilia Road, Ashlea Gardens, Pretoria 0081
ES_Midstream
Pine Avenue
Ugu District
Meadows Drive
UP2023_03
Wentworth
ES_Irene
Danielsrus - FS
Milner Road
Amberfield

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Africa

🇧🇼 Botswana 🇧🇫 Burkina Faso 🇨🇫 Central African Republic 🇨🇩 Congo, The Democratic Republic Of
219
🇪🇬 Egypt
144
🇬🇶 Equatorial Guinea 🇪🇹 Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
147
🇰🇲 Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros 🇸🇴 Federal Republic of Somalia 🇬🇦 Gabonese Republic
95
🇬🇭 Ghana
87
🇱🇾 Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 🇲🇷 Islamic Republic of Mauritania 🇨🇮 Ivory Coast 🇰🇪 Kenya
108
🇲🇦 Kingdom of Morocco 🇱🇸 Lesotho 🇱🇷 Liberia
54
🇲🇼 Malawi 🇲🇱 Mali 🇲🇺 Mauritius 🇾🇹 Mayotte
92
🇳🇦 Namibia 🇳🇬 Nigeria
75
🇩🇿 People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
5
🇦🇴 Republic of Angola 🇧🇯 Republic of Benin 🇧🇮 Republic of Burundi 🇨🇻 Republic of Cabo Verde
47
🇨🇲 Republic of Cameroon 🇹🇩 Republic of Chad
68
🇩🇯 Republic of Djibouti 🇬🇳 Republic of Guinea 🇬🇼 Republic of Guinea-Bissau 🇲🇬 Republic of Madagascar
109
🇲🇿 Republic of Mozambique
68
🇳🇪 Republic of Niger 🇷🇼 Republic of Rwanda 🇸🇳 Republic of Senegal
13
🇿🇦 Republic of South Africa
104
🇸🇸 Republic of South Sudan 🇨🇬 Republic of the Congo 🇷🇪 Réunion
11
🇸🇭 Saint Helena 🇸🇨 Seychelles
32
🇸🇱 Sierra Leone 🇪🇷 State of Eritrea 🇸🇩 Sudan 🇸🇿 Swaziland 🇸🇹 São Tomé and Príncipe 🇹🇿 Tanzania 🇬🇲 The Gambia 🇹🇬 Togolese Republic 🇹🇳 Tunisian Republic 🇺🇬 Uganda
119
🇪🇭 Western Sahara 🇿🇲 Zambia
176
🇿🇼 Zimbabwe

Antarctica

🇦🇶 Antarctica 🇧🇻 Bouvet Island 🇹🇫 French Southern Territories 🇭🇲 Heard Island and McDonald Islands 🇬🇸 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Asia

🇧🇩 Bangladesh
86
🇧🇹 Bhutan 🇮🇴 British Indian Ocean Territory 🇧🇳 Brunei Darussalam
10
🇰🇭 Cambodia
13
🇨🇳 China
120
🇨🇽 Christmas Island 🇨🇨 Cocos [Keeling] Islands 🇳🇵 Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
23
🇬🇪 Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic
40
🇯🇴 Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
19
🇭🇰 Hong Kong
31
🇮🇳 India
163
🇮🇷 Iran
142
🇦🇫 Islamic Republic of Afghanistan 🇵🇰 Islamic Republic of Pakistan
90
🇯🇵 Japan
59
🇧🇭 Kingdom of Bahrain
99
🇸🇦 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 🇹🇭 Kingdom of Thailand
108
🇰🇬 Kyrgyzstan
22
🇱🇦 Laos
21
🇲🇴 Macao
25
🇲🇾 Malaysia
84
🇲🇳 Mongolia
51
🇲🇲 Myanmar [Burma]
29
🇰🇵 North Korea 🇵🇸 Palestine
79
🇵🇭 Philippines
81
🇦🇲 Republic of Armenia
42
🇦🇿 Republic of Azerbaijan
38
🇮🇩 Republic of Indonesia
153
🇮🇶 Republic of Iraq
57
🇰🇿 Republic of Kazakhstan
49
🇰🇷 Republic of Korea
57
🇱🇧 Republic of Lebanon 🇲🇻 Republic of Maldives 🇹🇯 Republic of Tajikistan
104
🇺🇿 Republic of Uzbekistan
40
🇸🇬 Singapore
102
🇻🇳 Socialist Republic of Vietnam
58
🇱🇰 Sri Lanka
29
🇮🇱 State of Israel
69
🇰🇼 State of Kuwait
82
🇶🇦 State of Qatar 🇴🇲 Sultanate of Oman 🇸🇾 Syrian Arab Republic 🇹🇼 Taiwan
41
🇹🇷 Turkey
93
🇹🇲 Turkmenistan
64
🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates
124
🇾🇪 Yemen

Europe

🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina
37
🇨🇾 Cyprus
64
🇨🇿 Czech Republic
42
🇫🇴 Faroe Islands 🇫🇮 Finland
52
🇫🇷 France
55
🇩🇪 Germany
53
🇬🇮 Gibraltar
36
🇱🇺 Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
24
🇬🇷 Greece
79
🇬🇬 Guernsey 🇻🇦 Holy See (Vatican City State)
68
🇭🇺 Hungary
41
🇮🇲 Isle of Man 🇮🇹 Italy
64
🇯🇪 Jersey 🇧🇪 Kingdom of Belgium
50
🇩🇰 Kingdom of Denmark
15
🇳🇴 Kingdom of Norway
21
🇸🇪 Kingdom of Sweden
28
🇱🇻 Latvia
23
🇲🇰 Macedonia
43
🇲🇹 Malta
40
🇲🇨 Monaco
52
🇲🇪 Montenegro
24
🇳🇱 Netherlands
53
🇵🇱 Poland
48
🇵🇹 Portuguese Republic
34
🇦🇩 Principality of Andorra
52
🇱🇮 Principality of Liechtenstein
38
🇦🇱 Republic of Albania
14
🇦🇹 Republic of Austria
30
🇧🇾 Republic of Belarus
28
🇧🇬 Republic of Bulgaria
35
🇭🇷 Republic of Croatia
29
🇪🇪 Republic of Estonia
31
🇮🇸 Republic of Iceland
21
🇮🇪 Republic of Ireland
15
🇽🇰 Republic of Kosovo
36
🇱🇹 Republic of Lithuania
40
🇲🇩 Republic of Moldova
9
🇸🇮 Republic of Slovenia
33
🇷🇴 Romania
42
🇷🇺 Russia
56
🇸🇲 San Marino
55
🇷🇸 Serbia
35
🇸🇰 Slovak Republic
46
🇪🇸 Spain
69
🇸🇯 Svalbard and Jan Mayen 🇨🇭 Switzerland
41
🇺🇦 Ukraine
38
🇬🇧 United Kingdom
61
🇦🇽 Åland Islands

North America

🇦🇮 Anguilla 🇦🇬 Antigua and Barbuda 🇦🇼 Aruba 🇧🇧 Barbados
35
🇧🇿 Belize
12
🇧🇲 Bermuda
14
🇧🇶 Bonaire, Saint Eustatius, and Saba
10
🇻🇬 British Virgin Islands
28
🇨🇦 Canada
130
🇰🇾 Cayman Islands 🇨🇼 Curaçao
55
🇩🇲 Dominica 🇩🇴 Dominican Republic
45
🇬🇱 Greenland 🇬🇩 Grenada
25
🇬🇵 Guadeloupe
60
🇯🇲 Jamaica
20
🇲🇶 Martinique
60
🇲🇽 Mexico
118
🇲🇸 Montserrat
69
🇵🇷 Puerto Rico
29
🇨🇷 Republic of Costa Rica
17
🇨🇺 Republic of Cuba 🇸🇻 Republic of El Salvador
25
🇬🇹 Republic of Guatemala
42
🇭🇹 Republic of Haiti 🇭🇳 Republic of Honduras
21
🇳🇮 Republic of Nicaragua 🇵🇦 Republic of Panama
16
🇧🇱 Saint Barthélemy 🇰🇳 Saint Kitts and Nevis 🇱🇨 Saint Lucia 🇲🇫 Saint Martin
68
🇵🇲 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 🇻🇨 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 🇸🇽 Sint Maarten 🇧🇸 The Bahamas
17
🇹🇹 Trinidad and Tobago
18
🇹🇨 Turks and Caicos Islands 🇻🇮 U.S. Virgin Islands
16
🇺🇸 United States
146

Oceania

🇦🇸 American Samoa 🇦🇺 Australia
46
🇨🇰 Cook Islands 🇹🇱 East Timor 🇫🇯 Fiji 🇵🇫 French Polynesia
15
🇬🇺 Guam 🇼🇸 Independent State of Samoa 🇰🇮 Kiribati 🇲🇭 Marshall Islands 🇫🇲 Micronesia 🇳🇨 New Caledonia
14
🇳🇿 New Zealand
26
🇳🇺 Niue 🇳🇫 Norfolk Island 🇲🇵 Northern Mariana Islands 🇵🇼 Palau 🇵🇬 Papua New Guinea 🇵🇳 Pitcairn Islands 🇳🇷 Republic of Nauru 🇻🇺 Republic of Vanuatu 🇸🇧 Solomon Islands 🇹🇰 Tokelau 🇹🇴 Tonga 🇹🇻 Tuvalu 🇺🇲 U.S. Minor Outlying Islands 🇼🇫 Wallis and Futuna

South America

🇦🇷 Argentine Republic
37
🇧🇴 Bolivia, Plurinational State Of
73
🇧🇷 Brazil
108
🇫🇰 Colony of the Falkland Islands 🇬🇫 French Guiana
18
🇬🇾 Guyana 🇺🇾 Oriental Republic of Uruguay 🇨🇱 Republic of Chile
141
🇨🇴 Republic of Colombia
63
🇪🇨 Republic of Ecuador
43
🇵🇾 Republic of Paraguay
99
🇵🇪 Republic of Peru
82
🇸🇷 Republic of Suriname 🇻🇪 Venezuela
14

About the Air Quality and Pollution Measurement:

About the Air Quality Levels

AQI Air Pollution Level Health Implications Cautionary Statement (for PM2.5)
0 - 50 Good Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk None
51 -100 Moderate Air 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.
101-150 Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Members 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.
151-200 Unhealthy Everyone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects Active 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
201-300 Very Unhealthy Health 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+ Hazardous Health alert: everyone may experience more serious health effects Everyone 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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