What is the Air Quality Index? The Air Quality Index (AQI) is an index that measures the concentration of several air pollutants and provides a real-time estimate of the air quality. It considers the concentration of three main pollutants: PM2.5, PM10, and O3. The AQI value ranges from 0 to 500; where 500 is the best quality of air and zero is the worst.
Air pollution monitoring is a priority for modern cities as it leads to high-quality health services for their residents. Indeed, 74% of people are reassured that their government monitors air pollution. And there is good reason for this level of confidence: air pollution monitoring has very important benefits.
First, air pollution monitoring allows authorities to take timely actions to protect public health. Second, it allows them to evaluate the effectiveness of their actions. And third, it helps them identify problem areas and make more informed decisions on solutions. In addition, the use of real-time data also allows cities to improve their services and make urban life safer and more comfortable for their residents.
What are the benefits of monitoring global air quality?
Monitoring global air quality helps to answer questions like: Are we improving our air quality? What are the biggest problems? How can we solve them? Global air pollution is a worldwide problem that affects everyone around the world, but it’s also a problem that we can all work together to solve. By working together and sharing information about global air quality we can all work together to improve our planet’s air quality and make our world a healthier place for us all.
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.