Kocaeli, Gebze Real-time Air Quality, dated September 21, 2020

In order to analyze the air quality in a particular region, the index that is converted according to the countries' own limit values and the pollution classification is called Air Quality Index (AQI). This index has been arranged separately for each pollutant measured and is expressed in different definitions and colors in certain categories.

 

Index Values Category PM2.5 (µgm-3)  PM10 (µgm-3)
 0-50  Good  0-15.4  0-54
 51-100  Moderate  15.5-40.4  55-154
 101-150  Unhealthy for sensitive individual  40.5-65.4  155-254
151-200 Unhealthy 65.5-150.4 255-354
201-300 Very Unhealthy 150.5-250.4 355-424

Particulate Matter (PM) is one of the most important pollutant sources that adversely affect indoor air quality. Particulate matter dimensions which are harmful to health are PM10(1)

 Kocaeli, Gebze Real-time Air Quality, dated September 21, 2020
Kocaeli, Gebze Real-time Air Quality, dated September 21, 2020*

 

 

1References on the Hazards of Particulate Matter (PM)

(https://www.epa.gov/pm-pollution/health-and-environmental-effects-particulate-matter-pm)

(https://ww3.arb.ca.gov/research/indoor/pmfactsheet.pdf)

(https://cleanair.camfil.us/2018/01/22/avoiding-the-harmful-impacts-of-particulate-matter-pollution/)

(https://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/189051/Health-effects-of-particulate-matter-final-Eng.pdf)

(https://aqicn.org/map/world/)