Air quality falls to moderate levels

Air Quality Bulletin
Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services
9:15 PM Sunday 24 July 2022

Air Quality Index Based on Particulate Matters 2.5 (PM2.5) and 10 (PM10) Concentration

  • Air quality category: Moderate
  • Location: Antigua and Barbuda
  • Timing: Later tonight until Tuesday

Synopsis: The air quality is to fall to moderate levels as a result of particulate matters 2.5 and 10, associated with a fresh surge in the Saharan Dust. The threat of health problems is forecast to become elevated, for mainly unusually sensitive people, such as asthmatics, and could potentially cause them limited health impacts.

  • Air quality index: 51 to 80
  • Alert Level: II

Sensitive groups: People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children are thegroups most at risk.

Health implications: Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants, there may be
moderate health concerns for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.

Caution: Active children and adults, and people with respiratory diseases, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.

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