The Air Quality Index (AQI) is a method of ranking the quality of air using a number from 0 to 500.The AQI is based on the National Ambient Air Quality Standards that are set by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The AQIs are calculated for three major criteria pollutants: particulate matter, ground-level ozone, and carbon monoxide.
Air quality can be either good, moderate, unhealthy for some, or very unhealthy. For example, each day, the EPA issues an Air Quality Index report that includes information about air quality in your area.
What is this topic about? Millions of people around the world are affected by air pollution every day. Air pollution is caused by many different types of particles and chemicals in the air that harm our health. We can reduce our exposure to air pollution by choosing to live and work in clean environments or taking steps to limit our exposure to polluted air. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 7 million people die every year from air pollution-related diseases like stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases.
How does this API work? An API for air quality data allows you to access current and historical air quality information for your area. This data can be used to identify areas where air quality is poor and take measures to improve it. The AQI is calculated for three major criteria pollutants: particulate matter, ground-level ozone, and carbon monoxide. The AQI is then assigned a color code; green (good), yellow (moderate), orange (unhealthy for sensitive groups), red (unhealthy), purple (very unhealthy), and black (hazardous).
How beneficial is this API? Anybody who wants to know the level of pollution in their city can use this API. This API can also be used by people who want to protect themselves from bad pollution or to see which city has the least pollution out of the ones they know. Also, this API can be used by people who want to create a database about pollution in different cities around the world; in order to create categories based on how polluted each city is. Last but not least; there are many companies that want to know if the products they sell are harmful for the human body; so they can use this API to check if the products they sell are good for you or not. This API is also beneficial since it can be used as an education
This API will retrieve the current, historical, and forecasted Air Quality Index of any location in the world.
To make use of it, you must first:
1- Go to Air Quality Index API and simply click on the button “Subscribe for free” to start using the API.
2- After signing up in Zyla API Hub, you’ll be given your personal API key. Using this one-of-a-kind combination of numbers and letters, you’ll be able to use, connect, and manage APIs!
3- Employ the different API endpoints depending on what you are looking for.
4- Once you meet your needed endpoint, make the API call by pressing the button “run” and see the results on your screen.