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Understanding the Air Quality Index

 

AQI- Air Quality Index measures the air quality in ranges from 0 to 500.

The higher the level of air pollution, the higher the AQI.

Understanding the Air Quality meter

 

The Air Quality Index meter displays a couple of useful metrics.  The first type of information shown is the Air Quality.  This is represented by both a number, 0-300, and that number’s corresponding color.   The chart below describes the meaning of the numbers and their colors as they relate to the Air Quality Index.  In the example above the air quality index rating is 112, Orange, Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.

 

 

 

The second metric on the AQI meter is the pollutant with the pollutant code displayed below the date & time.   The chart below shows the pollutants: