The current Air Pollution In the World map below gives an up to the minute Real-time View of the Air Quality in your area. The map is extremely valuable and is provided by the World Air Quality Index project, a social enterprise project started in 2007. Its mission is to promote Air Pollution awareness and provide a unified Air Quality information for the whole world.
Click on the map image, then use your mouse to scroll to and hover over your particular region, city or town. The map is very helpful in determining whether or not the air quality in your city is poor today. If so it can give you an idea of the general air quality.
Our filters are color-coded to match the colors of the Air Quality Index so that you can select the filter which best protects you from the Air Quality in your area.
That’s over 273,700,000 liters (72,118,970 gal.) in a normal life! The Equivalent of 109 Olympic Swimming Pools!!!!!
Obviously that’s a lot so you should be careful. All air is not created equal or healthy to breath. Our air can look clean but can be full of all kinds of dangerous invisible pollutants and bacteria. Even if you live in the cleanest mountain air, disease and bacteria can be rampant at your work or school.
Even the world’s finest cities like Singapore suffer from pollution from time to time:
Particles less than 10 micrometers in diameter (PM10) pose a health concern because they can be inhaled into and accumulate in the respiratory system. Particles less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter (PM2.5) are referred to as “fine” particles and are believed to pose the greatest health risks. Because of their small size (approximately 1/30th the average width of a human hair), fine particles can lodge deeply into the lungs. http://www.epa.gov/airquality/particlepollution/designations/faq.htm
Mother Earth isn’t the only one suffering from rising levels of air pollution. A recent report by the World Health Organization revealed that in 2014, 92 percent of the world’s population was living with levels of air pollution that exceeded what WHO considers to be safe.
In particular, WHO is concerned about higher concentrations of pollution particles that are smaller than 2.5 micrometers, as these particles are tiny enough to “be inhaled, travel into the lungs, and enter the bloodstream,” The Washington Post reported. “People think of air pollution as a respiratory disease,” said Carlos Dora, head of WHO’s air pollution team. “And in fact, it’s heart disease, strokes and cardiovascular. Because there’s very small particles that go into the blood. … The damage air pollution does to the vessels is similar to the damage that cholesterol or high blood pressure do.”
In 2012, an estimated 7.3 million people died from air pollution, produced both inside the home and outdoors. The problem is particularly acute in “low- and middle-income countries,” which WHO reported accounted for 88 percent of the 3 million premature deaths caused by outdoor air pollution in 2012.
More people die from air pollution than Malaria and HIV/Aids
DON’T YOU THINK ITS TIME TO LEARN MORE ABOUT POLLUTION SO YOU CAN HELP YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY?
The most important thing you can do is to MONITOR the pollution in your city and in your local environment.
The map below gives an up to the minute Real-time View of the Air Quality in your area.
Download the Plume Air APP that provides daily update messages to your smartphone of the air quality in your city
Use our MyAir Air Quality Meter to monitor the air quality in your micro-environment.
Below please see some maps which help to give more information about the air we are breathing:And, check out the March 2017 BBC documentary “Dust Storm” (if you have access to the BBC iPlayer):
No BBC iPlayer:
Take some time too to watch this Youtube video from the World Meteorological Organization – WMO:
Protecting People from Sand and Dust Storms
Below are some FAQ’s about pollution as a start to help increase your understanding:
How is the AIR Quality Index (AQI) determined and what is measured in the reading?
What is PM 2.5 and PM 10?
What does the AQI mean to me?
What are the Most Polluted Cities in US?
What are the Most Polluted Cities in the World?
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