Check the air quality index in Baleares 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 Baleares

    Alcúdia AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    ALCUDIA I 00:00 del 25/05/2019 28

    28

    60 ug/m3

    4

    8.4 ug/m3

    1

    1.4 ug/m3

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    6

    6.86 ug/m3

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    Ciutadella de Menorca AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    CIUTADELLA DE MENORCA 00:00 del 25/05/2019 44

    44

    96 ug/m3

    1

    1 ug/m3

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    10

    10.75 ug/m3

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    Ibiza AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    CAN MISSES 10:00 del 24/05/2019 19

    17

    36 ug/m3

    15

    30 ug/m3

    1

    3.5 ug/m3

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    19

    20.63 ug/m3

    --

    DALT VILA 00:00 del 25/05/2019 31

    31

    67 ug/m3

    14

    28 ug/m3

    3

    6.1 ug/m3

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    --

    --

    Lluc AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    MENUT 20:00 del 24/05/2019 29

    29

    62 ug/m3

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    --

    --

    --

    --

    Mahón AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    MAHÓN 00:00 del 25/05/2019 54

    54

    112.7 ug/m3

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    0.57 ug/m3

    --

    0.41 ug/m3

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    --

    --

    POUS 00:00 del 25/05/2019 41

    41

    88 ug/m3

    2

    3.5 ug/m3

    --

    0.3 ug/m3

    --

    14

    14.88 ug/m3

    --

    SANT LLUIS 12:00 del 03/01/2019 --

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    --

    --

    --

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    Palma de Mallorca AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    BELLVER 00:00 del 25/05/2019 33

    33

    72 ug/m3

    4

    7 ug/m3

    1

    3 ug/m3

    --

    6

    6.38 ug/m3

    --

    FONERS 00:00 del 25/05/2019 20

    20

    44 ug/m3

    14

    28 ug/m3

    3

    4 ug/m3

    --

    12

    13.25 ug/m3

    3

    300 ug/m3
    SANT JOAN DE DÉU 00:00 del 25/05/2019 20

    20

    44 ug/m3

    18

    36 ug/m3

    --

    0.5 ug/m3

    --

    14

    14.88 ug/m3

    --

    UIB-PARC BIT 00:00 del 25/05/2019 24

    24

    52 ug/m3

    2

    4 ug/m3

    1

    1.8 ug/m3

    --

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    --

    Pollença AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    CAN LLOMPART 00:00 del 25/05/2019 36

    36

    77 ug/m3

    2

    3 ug/m3

    1

    2 ug/m3

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    5

    4.93 ug/m3

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    Sa Pobla AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    HOSPITAL JOAN MARCH 08:00 del 24/05/2019 46

    46

    99 ug/m3

    4

    6.8 ug/m3

    --

    0.7 ug/m3

    --

    --

    --

    S'ALBUFERA 00:00 del 25/05/2019 38

    38

    81 ug/m3

    1

    2.4 ug/m3

    --

    1.3 ug/m3

    --

    --

    --

    SA POBLA 00:00 del 25/05/2019 37

    37

    79 ug/m3

    2

    4.1 ug/m3

    1

    1.7 ug/m3

    --

    7

    7.13 ug/m3

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    Sant Antoni de Portmany AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    SANT ANTONI DE PORTMANY 23:00 del 24/05/2019 14

    12

    25 ug/m3

    1

    1 ug/m3

    --

    --

    14

    15.38 ug/m3

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    Santa Eulalia del Río AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    TORRENT-SANTA EULALIA 23:00 del 24/05/2019 27

    27

    58 ug/m3

    5

    10 ug/m3

    1

    3.1 ug/m3

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    9

    9.4 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.