Check the air quality index in Alicante according to the method used by the EPA (American Environmental Protection Agency) and its effects on health.

In order to calculate the air quality index, at Eltiempo.es we apply the formula suggested by the EPA, which calculates the index for each pollutant depending on its concentration.

The pollutants are:

  • -Particles (PM)
  • -Carbon monoxide (CO)
  • -Ozone (O3)
  • -Nitrogen dioxide (NO2)
  • -Sulphur dioxide (SO2)

When we have calculated the indices for each pollutant, we select the one with the most unfavorable value. That value is then considered to be the air quality index for that moment.

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    Estaciones de Alicante

    Alcoy AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    ALCOI - VERGE DELS LLIRIS 05:00 del 30/11/2020 8

    8

    17 ug/m3

    1

    2 ug/m3

    3

    4 ug/m3

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    --

    1

    100 ug/m3
    Alicante AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    ALACANT - RABASSA 06:00 del 30/11/2020 44

    10

    21 ug/m3

    2

    3 ug/m3

    1

    3 ug/m3

    44

    10.5 ug/m3

    12

    12.88 ug/m3

    1

    100 ug/m3
    ALACANT-EL PLÁ 07:00 del 30/11/2020 10

    9

    20 ug/m3

    10

    20 ug/m3

    3

    4 ug/m3

    --

    --

    1

    100 ug/m3
    ALACANT-FLORIDA-BABEL 05:00 del 30/11/2020 13

    13

    27 ug/m3

    9

    19 ug/m3

    1

    3 ug/m3

    --

    --

    --

    Benidorm AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    BENIDORM 06:00 del 30/11/2020 22

    22

    47 ug/m3

    6

    12 ug/m3

    --

    --

    --

    --

    Elche AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    ELX-AGROALIMENTARI 06:00 del 30/11/2020 21

    21

    46 ug/m3

    2

    3 ug/m3

    1

    3 ug/m3

    --

    --

    1

    100 ug/m3
    ELX-PARC DE BOMBERS 06:00 del 30/11/2020 19

    19

    41 ug/m3

    2

    4 ug/m3

    1

    3 ug/m3

    --

    --

    1

    100 ug/m3
    Elda AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    ELDA-LACY 06:00 del 30/11/2020 60

    8

    17 ug/m3

    3

    5 ug/m3

    1

    3 ug/m3

    60

    16.5 ug/m3

    16

    17.13 ug/m3

    --

    Orihuela AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    ORIHUELA 07:00 del 30/11/2020 6

    6

    11 ug/m3

    --

    --

    --

    --

    --

    Pinoso AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    EL PINÓS 07:00 del 30/11/2020 19

    19

    41 ug/m3

    2

    4 ug/m3

    1

    3 ug/m3

    --

    --

    1

    100 ug/m3
    Torrevieja AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    TORREVIEJA 07:00 del 30/11/2020 36

    6

    14 ug/m3

    10

    21 ug/m3

    --

    36

    8.63 ug/m3

    9

    9.25 ug/m3

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    Air quality legend

    • 00 50

      Good. Air quality is satisfactory and does not pose a health risk or such health risk is very small.

    • 51 100

      Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be moderate health concern for a small number of the population due to certain polluting agents. For example, people who are unusually sensitive to ozone may experience the symptoms of a respiratory condition.

    • 101 150

      Moderate sensitive groups. Members of sensitive groups may experience effects on their health. This implies that they are very likely to be affected by lower pollution levels. For example, people with lung diseases, the elderly and children are at greater risk when exposed to ozone, while people with lung or heart disease are at greater risk when exposed to particulate contamination. This level of contamination does not represent adverse health conditions for the general public.

    • 151 200

      Unhealthy. Anyone can start to experience effects on their health. Members of sensitive groups may experience more serious effects on their health.

    • 201 300

      Very unhealthy. At this level, a health emergency warning must be issued in order to prevent effects on the health of the entire population since everyone may experience negative effects on their health.

    • 301 500

      Hazardous for health. Hazardous values; it is very likely that the entire population will experience serious effects on their health. A health alert should be issued.


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