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: Indpls-W.18th St, Indiana (133) - Chester, Pennsylvania (131) - Universidad, Monterrey, Nuevo León (107) - Finanzas, Saltillo, Coahuila (101) - SDS01, Mérida, Yucatán (95) - Jurisdicción Sanitaria, Monclova, Coahuila (91) - Vanderhoof (87) - Cincinnati Near Road, Ohio (86) - Sunrise Acres, Clark County (83) - Courtenay Elementary School (80) - IPN, Durango, Durango (79) - Mira Loma-Van Buren, Riverside, California (76) - St. Joseph, Missouri (76) - Portola - Gulling Street, Plumas, California (74) - Northshore site, Madisonville, Louisiana (74) - Welby, Colorado (72) - John Day, Oregon (72) - Visalia, Tulare, California (72) - Canton, Ohio (72) - Caserne 17, Montreal (71) - Minneapolis-Phillips, Minnesota (70) - Parr, Arkansas (69) - Hinds CC, Mississippi (66) - San Mateo Atenco, Toluca (65) - Instituto Tecnológico de Nogales, Nogales, Sonora (65) - St. Catharines, Ontario (63) - Hammond-167th St, Indiana (63) - Brockton (63) - KNI-Topeka, Kansas (62) - Thibodaux site, Louisiana (62) - South Phoenix, Maricopa (62) - Lebanon, Pennsylvania (62) - Karnack, Tyler, Texas (59) - Chi_com, Illinois (58) - Knight_p, Illinois (57) - Duncan College Street (55) - 4th Ave, Yakima, Washington (55) - Orange Grove, Pima County (55) - Grants Pass, Oregon (55) - Butte, Mat-su, Alaska (55) - Public Health, Iowa (55) - Klamath Falls, Oregon (55) - Dallas Hinton, fort Worth, Dallas, Texas (54) - Carlisle, Pennsylvania (54) - Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas Hidalgo, Morelia (54) - Flint, Michigan (53) - Albany County HD, New York (53) - Hamilton Downtown, Ontario (53) - Témiscaming, Quebec (53) - Fort St John 85th Avenue (52) - Union, Oklahoma (51) - Cottage Grove City Shops, Oregon (50) - Duluth-WDSE, Minnesota (50) - Londonderry - Moose Hill, New Hampshire (50) - SETRPC 42 Mauriceville, Beaumont, Texas (50) - Bois-Francs, Quebec (49) - Milw Ser Dnr, Wisconsin (49) - Centro de Rehabilitación DIF, Piedras Negras, Coahuila (47) - Grand Rapids, Michigan (46) - 2912 Coffey, Nebraska (46) - Hagerstown, Maryland (46) - Red Deer - Lancaster, Alberta (45) - Seney, Michigan (45) - Jprecc, Kentucky (45) - Cleveland, Mississippi (44) - Watertown, South Dakota (42) - Tecnológico, Minatitlán, Veracruz (42) - Ellyson Industrial Park, Escambia, Florida (42) - Odessa Gonzales, Midland, Texas (42) - Detroit Lakes, Minnesota (42) - Esterhazy, Saskatchewan (40) - Ladue, Missouri (40) - Lawton North, Oklahoma (40) - Old Hwy 90, San Antonio, Texas (39) - Chesterfield, South Carolina (38) - Washington, Utah (38) - Potawatomi, Wisconsin (38) - St. Cloud, Minnesota (38) - L Street, Tacoma, Washington (38) - Lewistown, Montana (37) - Palacio de Gobierno, Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala (37) - Ascarate Park SE, El Paso, Texas (36) - Gatineau, Quebec (35) - Santa Barbara-National Guard Armory, Santa Barbara, California (34) - Rochester, Minnesota (34) - Wind Cave, South Dakota (34) - FNSB NP Fire, Alaska (34) - Sebastopol-103 Morris Street, Sonoma, California (34) - French Town - Beckwith, Montana (33) - Birney, Montana (33) - Santa Fe Airport, New Mexico (33) - Sydney, Hillsborough, Florida (33) - Castle H, North Carolina (32) - East Syracuse, New York (32) - Bishop-Line, Inyo, California (32) - Sidney 201, Montana (30) - National Seashore, Corpus Christi, Texas (30) - Hobbs Jefferson, New Mexico (30) - Pittagct, North Carolina (30) - Sudbury, Ontario (30) - Murphy Ridge, Wyoming (30) - Look Rock - GSMNP, Tennessee (29) - Saguenay - secteur de Sainte-Thérèse (Arvida), Quebec (29) - Anthony, New Mexico (29) - Hannover, North Dakota (29) - Quesnel Senior Secondary (28) - Cedar Bluff, Kansas (27) - Secretaría de Medio Ambiente, Aguascalientes (27) - Prineville, Oregon (27) - Casa Hogar, Oaxaca (27) - Ryder, North Dakota (26) - Carpenter, Des Moines, Iowa (26) - Jamesvil, North Carolina (26) - Ely, Minnesota (26) - Houston Firehall (25) - Isla Blanca Park, Harlingen, Texas (25) - Grand Portage, Minnesota (25) - Santa Cruz - Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, California (25) - Lamont County, Alberta (24) - Mount Pearl, NewFoundland (23) - Tallahassee Community College, Leon, Florida (23) - Malta, Montana (22) - Broadus, Montana (22) - Red Lake Nation, Minnesota (21) - Medicine Hat - Crescent Heights, Alberta (21) - Carlsbad, New Mexico (21) - Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan (21) - Charleston, West Virginia (21) - Golden Helipad (21) - Iron, Utah (20) - Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec (20) - Tecnológico de Tepic, Tepic, Nayarit (20) - Grande Prairie - Henry Pirker, Alberta (19) - Norman Wells, NorthWestTerritories (19) - Winnipeg Scotia St., Manitoba (18) - Terrace Skeena Middle School (18) - San Luis De La Paz Presidencia Municipal (17) - Honolulu, Hawaii (17) - Yellowknife, NorthWestTerritories (16) - Burin, NewFoundland (15) - Rangely, CO, Colorado (15) - Kentville, Nova Scotia (15) - Fort Smith, NorthWestTerritories (14) - Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia (14) - Rouyn-Noranda - secteur de la montée du Sourire, Quebec (14) - Williams Lake Columneetza School (14) - Pahala, Hawaii (13) - Bismarck Residential, North Dakota (13) - Inuvik, NorthWestTerritories (13) - Sydney, Nova Scotia (13) - St. Lina, Alberta (11) - Grand Falls-Windsor, NewFoundland (10) - Lake Major, Nova Scotia (10) - Wapasu, Alberta (9) - Thompson, Manitoba (9) - Floyd Dryden, Alaska (9) - Columbia Falls, Montana (8) - CRNL Horizon, Alberta (7) - Tomahawk, Alberta (5) - Pierre, South Dakota (4) - Fort Chipewyan, Alberta (3) - Brandon, Manitoba (2) - Flin Flon, Manitoba (2) - Caroline, Alberta (2) - Amarillo A&M, Amarillo, Texas (no data) - Rifle, Colorado (no data) - Rossell, Duval, Florida (no data) - Twin, Idaho (no data) - Golf_ln, Tennessee (no data) - Detroit - W Lafayette, Michigan (no data) - Highway 11, Lower Newcastle, NewBrunswick (no data) - Mexicali-UABC, Mexicali, California (no data) - Lavington Baptist Church (no data) - Public School 19, New York (no data) - Laramie Mobile, Wyoming (no data) - Prince Albert, Saskatchewan (no data) - Bangor, Maine (no data) - Corner Brook, NewFoundland (no data) - Mt. Fanny, Oregon (no data) - Miami Fire Station - Station #5, Miami-Dade, Florida (no data) - Zavala Elementary, Austin, Texas (no data) - Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan (no data) - Sandpoint25 Uofi, Idaho (no data) - Copan, Oklahoma (no data) - Protección Civil, Guerrero (no data) - Bee Ridge Park, Sarasota, Florida (no data) - Casper Mobile, Wyoming (no data) - PM, New Mexico (no data) - Aberdeen Street, Fredericton, NewBrunswick (no data) - Kindersley, Saskatchewan (no data) - Rexburg, Idaho (no data) - Charleston Public Works, South Carolina (no data) - Okanogan2, Mobile, Washington (no data) - Sault Ste Marie, Michigan (no data) - Confederate Ave. (no data) - Jackson Mobile, Wyoming (no data) - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (no data) - Hoover, Alabama (no data) - Box Elder, Utah (no data) - Pinehurst, Idaho (no data)


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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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