Check the air quality index in La Rioja 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.