In this post, we will write about an API for air quality information that can be used to retrieve the current, historical, and forecasted Air Quality Index of any location in the world.
The Air Quality Index (AQI) is an indicator of the quality of the air we breathe in a particular area. It is a measure of several pollutants in the atmosphere: ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, airborne particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter (PM2.5), and airborne particulate matter larger than 10 micrometers in diameter (PM10).
The higher the index value, the worse the air quality. An AQI value of 100 or above indicates that the air is unhealthy and an AQI value of 200 or above indicates very unhealthy.
The current AQI value is updated regularly by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and can be retrieved using an API. By using this API you can also retrieve historical AQI values and forecasted values for up to 16 days into the future.
Air Quality Index API: What Is It?
An API is a set of functions that allow software programs to easily retrieve and update data from other applications or systems. The Air Quality Index API allows you to retrieve current, historical and forecasted data from an EPA database of air quality levels across the United States. The data can then be used to create charts and graphs to track trends, or to create web or mobile applications that allow users to view this data.
Air Quality Index API: How Do You Use It?
To use this API, simply create an account with EPA’s AirNow website. Once you have an account, you can sign up for an API key. The API keys allow you to access the API endpoint. Once you have your API key, you can begin making API calls to retrieve data. The Air Quality Index API provides a wide range of data for both current and historical air quality levels. It also includes AQI maps, pollution readings, and health advice as well as forecasts for up to 16 days into the future.
There are restrictions on who may access this API but if you would like more information on these restrictions or would like to sign up for an account please visit EPA’s AirNow website or email [email protected].
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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.