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

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Stations on the map

There are 93 stations on the map: Bamako US Embassy (119) - George-NAQI, Garden Route (112) - Standerton - MP Province, Gert Sibande (96) - Rosslyn-NAQI, City of Tshwane (96) - Addis Ababa International Community School (85) - Kampala US Embassy (80) - New Germany, eThekwini Metro (74) - Thabazimbi, Waterberg (68) - Kliprivier, City of Johannesburg (68) - Algiers US Embassy (63) - Sharpeville, Sedibeng (60) - Wentworth Reservior-NAQI, eThekwini Metro (59) - Ermelo-NAQI, Gert Sibande (59) - Mokopane, Waterberg (56) - Brackenham - RBCAA, King Cetshwayo (55) - Table View-NAQI, City of Cape Town (54) - Three Rivers, Sedibeng (53) - Leitrim, Fezile Dabi (51) - Thokoza-NAQI, City of Ekurhuleni (51) - Ratanang, Alfred Nzo (50) - Etwatwa-NAQI, City of Ekurhuleni (48) - Davidsonville, City of Johannesburg (45) - AJ Jacobs, Fezile Dabi (40) - Marikana CC-NAQI, Bojanala Platinum (40) - Bongani Mabaso Eco Park, Fezile Dabi (39) - Lebone, Alfred Nzo (38) - Dakar US Embassy (38) - Olifantsfontein-NAQI, City of Ekurhuleni (38) - Springs-NAQI, City of Ekurhuleni (37) - Lephalale-NAQI, Waterberg (36) - Foreshore-NAQI, City of Cape Town (36) - North West University Vaal campus, Sedibeng (35) - Zamdela-NAQI, Fezile Dabi (35) - eMalahleni -MP Province, Nkangala (31) - Cape Point-NAQI, City of Cape Town (31) - Alexandra-NAQI, City of Johannesburg (30) - Xanadu-NAQI, Bojanala Platinum (27) - Damonsville, Bojanala Platinum (26) - Pelonomi-NAQI, Mangaung Metro (26) - eMalahleni - SAWS, Nkangala (24) - Balfour, Gert Sibande (22) - Dilokong, Sekhukhune (22) - Buccleugh-NAQI, City of Johannesburg (22) - Jabavu-NAQI, City of Johannesburg (22) - Jouberton, Dr Kenneth Kaunda (21) - Tshwane Market, City of Tshwane (21) - Diepsloot, City of Johannesburg (20) - Hendrina - SAWS, Nkangala (20) - Khuma, Dr Kenneth Kaunda (19) - Meyerton, Sedibeng (19) - Diepkloof-NAQI, City of Johannesburg (19) - Phokeng, Bojanala Platinum (18) - Worcester-NAQI, Cape Winelands (17) - Maitland, None (16) - Vanderbijlpark-NAQI, Sedibeng (15) - Bodibeng-NAQI, City of Tshwane (15) - Luka, Alfred Nzo (14) - Saltworks-NAQI, Nelson Mandela Bay Metro (13) - PTA West, City of Tshwane (13) - Middelburg SAWS-NAQI, Nkangala (13) - Sebokeng, Sedibeng (13) - Bellville South-NAQI, City of Cape Town (12) - Secunda, Gert Sibande (12) - Orange Farm, City of Johannesburg (12) - Embalenhle, Gert Sibande (11) - eMbalenhle North, Gert Sibande (11) - Club-NAQI, Gert Sibande (11) - Olievenhoutbosch-NAQI, City of Tshwane (11) - CBD RBCAA-NAQI, King Cetshwayo (10) - Lebohang, Gert Sibande (10) - Bosjesspruit, Gert Sibande (10) - Hermanus, Overberg (9) - Saldanha IDZ, West Coast (9) - Booysens, City of Tshwane (9) - Karoo-NAQI, Namakwa (8) - Ivory Park, City of Johannesburg (8) - Wallacedene-NAQI, City of Cape Town (8) - Delmas MP, Nkangala (8) - Stellenboch, Cape Winelands (7) - East London, Buffalo City Metro (6) - Kanana, Dr Kenneth Kaunda (5) - Hammanskraal, City of Tshwane (4) - Lichtenburg, Ngaka Modiri Molema (3) - Esikhawini - RBCAA, King Cetshwayo (2) - Settlers-NAQI, eThekwini Metro (2) - Mamelodi, City of Tshwane (2) - Mafikeng-NAQI, Ngaka Modiri Molema (1) - Eskom Gourikwa, Mossel Bay (1) - Welgegund-NAQI, Dr Kenneth Kaunda (1) - Gompo, Buffalo City Metro (1) - Hambanathi Tongaat, eThekwini Metro (0) - Bedfordview-NAQI, City of Ekurhuleni (no data) - City Hall - Durban-NAQI, eThekwini Metro (no data)

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Countries (148)
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🇨🇩Congo (DRC)
🇨🇷Costa Rica
🇸🇻El Salvador
🇭🇰Hong Kong
🇮🇲Isle of Man
🇨🇮Ivory Coast
🇳🇿New Zealand
🇵🇷Puerto Rico
🇸🇦Saudi Arabia
🇰🇷South Korea
🇱🇰Sri Lanka

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 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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