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

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Stations on the map

There are 77 stations on the map: Pelonomi, Mangaung (838) - Zamdela, Fezile Dabi DM (502) - Sharpeville, Sedibeng DM (404) - Leitrim, Fezile Dabi (398) - Sebokeng, Sedibeng DM (312) - Kliprivier, Sedibeng DM (271) - Jouberton, Dr Kenneth Kaunda DM (202) - Three Rivers, Sedibeng DM (194) - Mhluzi, Nkangala (193) - AJ Jacobs, Fezile Dabi (193) - Olifantsfontein, Ekurhuleni Metro (183) - Jabavu, Johannesburg Metro (182) - Springs, Ekurhuleni Metro (179) - Thabazimbi, Waterberg DM (178) - Diepkloof, Johannesburg Metro (177) - Balfour, Gert Sibande DM (174) - Bongani Mabaso Eco Park, Fezile Dabi (172) - Mmabatho, Amajuba DM (172) - Middleburg - DEA, Sedibeng DM (170) - Bedfordview, Ekurhuleni (170) - Delmas MP (169) - Kampala US Embassy (160) - Hammanskraal, Amajuba DM (157) - Walmer, Nelson Mandela Bay Metro (155) - East London, Buffalo City Metro (152) - Elandsfontein, Gert Sibande (134) - George, Eden (129) - Welgegund, Dr Kenneth Kaunda (112) - Thokoza, Ekurhuleni Metro (111) - Addis Ababa US Embassy (107) - Xanadu, Bojanala DM (104) - Esikhaleni, King Cetshwayo (102) - Lephalale, Waterberg DM (95) - Standerton - MP Province, Gert Sibande DM (93) - Table View, Cape Town Metro (82) - Saltworks, Amajuba DM (78) - Orange Farm, Johannesburg Metro (74) - Ekandustria, Tshwane Metro (70) - Ganges, eThekwini (63) - Algiers US Embassy (57) - Mafikeng, Amajuba DM (55) - Worcester, Cape Winelands DM (55) - Mokopane, Waterberg DM (55) - Worcester, Cape Winelands (55) - City Hall - Durban, eThekwini (53) - Wentworth Reservior, eThekwini (50) - Nairobi Alliance Girls High School (49) - Middleburg MP, Nkangala DM (46) - Cape Point, Cape Town Metro (43) - Addis Ababa International Community School (42) - Steelpoort, Greater Sekhukhune (34) - Mobile, Eden DM (31) - Phalaborwa, Mopani DM (25) - Arboretum – Water Facility, King Cetshwayo (21) - Dilokong, Greater Sekhukhune (21) - eNseleni, RichardsBay (20) - Brackenham, RichardsBay (18) - eSikhaleni, RichardsBay (17) - Brackenham - uMhlathuze, King Cetshwayo (13) - Secunda, Gert Sibande DM (12) - Bodibeng (11) - Ermelo, Gert Sibande DM (11) - CBD, RichardsBay (8) - Mtunzini, RichardsBay (6) - Khuma, Dr Kenneth Kaunda DM (5) - Felixton, RichardsBay (4) - Settlers, eThekwini (1) - Booysens, Tshwane Metro (1) - Witbank - DEA, Nkangala DM (no data) - Motherwell Day Hospital, Nelson Mandela Bay Metro (no data) - Vanderbijlpark, Sedibeng DM (no data) - Olievenhoutbosch (no data) - Diepsloot, City of Johannesburg (no data) - Empangeni, Uthungulu DM (no data) - Pelonomi (no data) - Phokeng, Bojanala DM (no data) - Karoo, Namakwa DM (no data)


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Air Quality Rankings

About the Air Quality and Pollution Measurement:

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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