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

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Stations on the map

There are 156 stations on the map: Stokes Hill (124) - Palmerston (116) - The Gap (52) - Winnellie (35) - Dandenong (35) - Moranbah (35) - Fisherman's Landing (32) - Lennon Drive (29) - Earlwood Sydney East (28) - West Mackay (28) - Lytton (27) - Murray LLS Kyalite (26) - GeelongSth. (26) - Latrobe (25) - Cannon Hill (25) - Busselton (25) - North Ward (25) - Brooklyn (24) - Clinton (24) - Richmond Sydney North-west (24) - Western LLS Buronga (24) - Traralgon (23) - Prospect Sydney North-west (23) - Boat Creek (23) - Liverpool Sydney South-west (23) - Wagga Wagga Nth South-west Slopes (23) - Targinie (22) - South Lake (22) - Auckland Point (22) - Wallsend Lower Hunter (22) - Woolloongabba (21) - Wollongong Illawarra (20) - Footscray (20) - Muswellbrook Upper Hunter - Muswellbrook (20) - Pt. Cook (20) - South Brisbane (20) - Boyne Island (20) - Campbelltown West Sydney South-west (19) - Oakdale Sydney South-west (19) - Geraldton (19) - Mooroolbark (19) - Morwell East (19) - Rocklea (18) - Wynnum (18) - Springwood (18) - Chullora Sydney East (18) - Camden Sydney South-west (18) - St Marys Sydney North-west (18) - Northern Adelaide Elizabeth (17) - Bargo Sydney South-west (17) - North Western Adelaide Le Fevre 1 (17) - North Western Adelaide Le Fevre 2 (17) - Morwell Sth. (16) - Tamworth North-west Slopes (15) - Western Adelaide Netley (15) - Gunnedah North-west Slopes (15) - Adelaide CBD (15) - North Parramatta Sydney North-west (15) - Bringelly Sydney South-west (15) - Bathurst Central Tablelands (15) - Alphington (15) - Beresfield Lower Hunter (15) - Kembla Grange Illawarra (15) - Melbourne CBD (14) - Caversham (14) - Bunbury (14) - Wangaratta (14) - Collie (14) - Box Hill (14) - Melton (14) - Newcastle Lower Hunter (14) - Lilydale (13) - Gretna (13) - Hadspen (13) - Coastguard (13) - Central West LLS Dubbo (13) - S. Launceston (13) - Rouse Hill Sydney North-west (13) - Singleton Upper Hunter - Singleton (12) - Macquarie Park Sydney East (12) - Randwick Sydney East (12) - Eastern Adelaide Kensington (12) - Mountain Creek (12) - Moe (12) - Kalgoorlie (11) - Wynnum West (11) - George Town (11) - Riverina LLS Hay (11) - Southport (11) - Brighton (11) - Albury South-west Slopes (10) - Spencer Gulf Pt Pirie Oliver St (10) - Albion Park Sth Illawarra (10) - Flinders View (10) - Duncraig (10) - Judbury (9) - Exeter (9) - Huonville (9) - Scottsdale (9) - Cygnet (9) - Ti Tree Bend (9) - Glenorchy (9) - Oatlands (9) - Geeveston (9) - New Norfolk (9) - Smithton (9) - Riverina LLS Wagga (9) - Hobart (9) - Wyong Central Coast (8) - Spencer Gulf Whyalla (8) - Rozelle Sydney East (8) - Devonport (8) - Mobile Station Port Augusta (8) - Spencer Gulf Whyalla Walls St (8) - Armidale Northern Tablelands (8) - South Gladstone (6) - Albany (6) - Bream Creek (5) - Queenstown (5) - Derby (5) - Deloraine (5) - Campbell Town (5) - Brisbane CBD (5) - Triabunna (5) - Wynyard (5) - Fingal (5) - Westbury (5) - Longford (5) - Perth (5) - W. Ulverstone (4) - Mornington (4) - Emu River (4) - Spencer Gulf Whyalla Schulz Res (4) - Sheffield (3) - St Helens (2) - Churchill (2) - Ayr (no data) - Richmond (no data) - Quinns Rocks (no data) - Mobile Station Sellicks Beach (no data) - Hopeland (no data) - Spencer Gulf Pt Pirie The Terrace (no data) - Yarraville (no data) - Spencer Gulf Pt Pirie (no data) - Condamine (no data) - AltonaNorth (no data) - Deer Park (no data) - Poatina (no data) - Macleod (no data) - Pinkenba (no data) - Lindfield Sydney East (no data) - Miles Airport (no data) - Pimlico (no data) - Vineyard Sydney North-west (no data) - Jondaryan (no data) - Southern Adelaide Christies (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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