Easily check your city’s pollution level with these apps and websites


How to Check AQI : Like every year, this time too after Diwali, the problem of air pollution has increased in most of the city areas of the country. The worst situation is in North India. Air quality has deteriorated due to increase in pollution and people are facing difficulty in breathing. According to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data released by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), most of the cities are in very poor condition. Due to this poison dissolved in the air, doctors are refusing to leave the house unnecessarily. In this article, we will tell you how to measure AQI and from where you can see the level of AQI.

This is how AQI is measured

There are 8 standards to measure air pollution (pollutants PM10, PM2.5, nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, ammonia and lead). The most important of these are PM-2.5 and PM-10. These numbers are the highest. PM-2.5, PM-10 and any one other parameter are included while measuring the air quality index. It only has a standard, no measurement unit, while PM-2.5 and PM-10 are measured in micrograms per cubic meter. The pollution caused by burning of anything, contains PM-2.5 and PM-10 in dust particles. This is how AQI is measured.

Air purity is evaluated on this basis

Air purity is assessed between 0 and 500 points. AQI ranging from 1 to 50 is considered to be of good quality. An AQI ranging from 51 to 100 is considered satisfactory. An AQI between 101 and 200 is considered moderately polluted. This condition is not good for sick people. An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered to be of poor quality. This can be harmful for everyone. An AQI between 301 and 400 is considered serious. In this situation even a healthy person can become ill. An AQI between 401 to 500 is considered very severe and it becomes difficult to breathe. This can lead to many diseases.

AQI can be seen like this

In this dangerous situation it becomes necessary for you to stay updated with AQI. Now the question arises that how and from where you can see the daily AQI. Actually there are many such apps from where you can track it.

1. SAFAR India

You can see information related to weather and air quality by visiting the website of System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) India. Here the estimate of the AQI of the next day is also told. Here you can see the level of air at PM10 and PM2.5 levels. You have to visit this website http://safar.tropmet.res.in/.

2. aqicn.org

You will find the AQI data of most of the major cities on this website. The data present here is taken from the official organization providing AQI data at the local level.

3. Breezometer

This is a very good mobile app, it has many more features. In this you also get AQI data at the local level. Apart from this, there is also the option of real time map view in which you can see the level of pollution in the major cities of the country simultaneously.

4. IQAir+

If you want to see pollution level from mobile app then this is also a good app. In this you get a detailed report of AQI. In this, in a health recommendation section, you are also told which activities you should and should not to deal with the current AQI level.

5. CPCB Website

CPCB issues the final bulletin of AQI of major cities across the country every day at 4 pm. You can visit their website https://cpcb.nic.in/ to see the AQI data. Here you see the option of Air / Water / Noise data at number five on the top menu. On clicking on it, you will see the option of Air Quality Data on the first number. By clicking on it, you will get the option of Daily AQI Bulletin. Click on it and download the PDF file. From there you can see the AQI level of your city and other city.

6. Google Search

If you do not want to see the AQI in detail and do not want to get stuck in the long process, then this option will be best for you. You just type air quality near me on google. After this the data will come in front of you. Similarly, you can also see the data of other cities.

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