Check the air quality index in Valencia 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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    Stations

    Albalat dels Tarongers AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    ALBALAT DELS TARONGERS 20:00 del 12/12/2018 60

    6

    14 ug/m3

    2

    4 ug/m3

    1

    3 ug/m3

    60

    16.5 ug/m3

    20

    22.13 ug/m3

    1

    100 ug/m3
    Algar de Palancia AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    ALGAR DE PALÀNCIA 20:00 del 12/12/2018 58

    10

    21 ug/m3

    23

    46 ug/m3

    1

    3 ug/m3

    58

    15.5 ug/m3

    20

    21.63 ug/m3

    1

    100 ug/m3
    Alzira AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    ALZIRA 20:00 del 12/12/2018 25

    25

    53 ug/m3

    4

    7 ug/m3

    1

    3 ug/m3

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    1

    100 ug/m3
    Benigánim AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    BENIGANIM 09:00 del 27/11/2018 16

    7

    15 ug/m3

    8

    17 ug/m3

    1

    3 ug/m3

    12

    2.88 ug/m3

    6

    6.38 ug/m3

    16

    1600 ug/m3
    Buñol AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    BUÑOL CEMEX 20:00 del 12/12/2018 56

    24

    52 ug/m3

    5

    9 ug/m3

    1

    3 ug/m3

    56

    14.38 ug/m3

    14

    15.38 ug/m3

    1

    100 ug/m3
    Burjassot AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    BURJASSOT - FACULTATS 20:00 del 12/12/2018 29

    3

    6 ug/m3

    29

    59 ug/m3

    3

    4 ug/m3

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    Caudete de las Fuentes AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    CAUDETE DE LAS FUENTES 20:00 del 12/12/2018 58

    25

    54 ug/m3

    1

    2 ug/m3

    3

    4 ug/m3

    58

    15.5 ug/m3

    15

    16.38 ug/m3

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    Cortes de Pallás AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    CORTES DE PALLÁS 20:00 del 12/12/2018 22

    22

    48 ug/m3

    --

    --

    --

    --

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    Cuart de Poblet AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    QUART DE POBLET 20:00 del 12/12/2018 72

    8

    17 ug/m3

    15

    31 ug/m3

    1

    3 ug/m3

    72

    22 ug/m3

    54

    60.63 ug/m3

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    Gandía AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    GANDÍA 20:00 del 12/12/2018 11

    1

    2 ug/m3

    11

    23 ug/m3

    3

    4 ug/m3

    --

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    3

    300 ug/m3
    Ontinyent AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    ONTINYENT 20:00 del 12/12/2018 28

    23

    50 ug/m3

    3

    5 ug/m3

    3

    4 ug/m3

    28

    6.63 ug/m3

    13

    13.88 ug/m3

    1

    100 ug/m3
    Paterna AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    PATERNA-CEAM 20:00 del 12/12/2018 31

    4

    8 ug/m3

    31

    62 ug/m3

    3

    4 ug/m3

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    3

    400 ug/m3
    Sagunto AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    SAGUNT CEA 20:00 del 12/12/2018 61

    3

    6 ug/m3

    7

    13 ug/m3

    1

    3 ug/m3

    61

    16.88 ug/m3

    27

    28.88 ug/m3

    1

    100 ug/m3
    SAGUNT PORT 20:00 del 12/12/2018 3

    1

    1 ug/m3

    2

    3 ug/m3

    3

    6 ug/m3

    --

    --

    2

    200 ug/m3
    SAGUNT-NORD 20:00 del 12/12/2018 21

    1

    2 ug/m3

    21

    41 ug/m3

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    Sedaví AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    VALÈNCIA - BULEVARD SUD 20:00 del 12/12/2018 15

    15

    31 ug/m3

    11

    23 ug/m3

    3

    6 ug/m3

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    Torrebaja AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    TORREBAJA 20:00 del 12/12/2018 29

    29

    62 ug/m3

    8

    15 ug/m3

    3

    4 ug/m3

    --

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    1

    100 ug/m3
    Torrente AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    TORRENT-EL VEDAT 19:00 del 03/10/2018 1

    1

    1 ug/m3

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    --

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    Valencia AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    VALÈNCIA - AVD. FRANCIA 20:00 del 12/12/2018 59

    3

    6 ug/m3

    29

    58 ug/m3

    1

    3 ug/m3

    59

    16 ug/m3

    20

    21.5 ug/m3

    1

    100 ug/m3
    VALÈNCIA - MOLÍ DEL SOL 20:00 del 12/12/2018 76

    15

    31 ug/m3

    15

    31 ug/m3

    1

    3 ug/m3

    76

    23.75 ug/m3

    24

    26.13 ug/m3

    2

    200 ug/m3
    VALÈNCIA-PISTA DE SILLA 08:00 del 30/11/2018 63

    9

    19 ug/m3

    12

    25 ug/m3

    3

    4 ug/m3

    63

    17.75 ug/m3

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    2

    200 ug/m3
    VALÈNCIA-POLITÈCNIC 20:00 del 12/12/2018 73

    8

    17 ug/m3

    25

    48 ug/m3

    1

    3 ug/m3

    73

    22.38 ug/m3

    29

    31.25 ug/m3

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    VALÈNCIA-VIVERS 20:00 del 12/12/2018 19

    10

    22 ug/m3

    19

    38 ug/m3

    1

    3 ug/m3

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    Vilamarxant AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    VILAMARXANT 20:00 del 12/12/2018 23

    23

    50 ug/m3

    7

    13 ug/m3

    1

    3 ug/m3

    18

    4.38 ug/m3

    9

    9.5 ug/m3

    2

    200 ug/m3
    Villar del Arzobispo AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    VILLAR DEL ARZOBISPO 20:00 del 12/12/2018 55

    21

    46 ug/m3

    3

    6 ug/m3

    1

    3 ug/m3

    55

    14.13 ug/m3

    24

    26.13 ug/m3

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    Zarra AQI O3 NO2 SO2 PM2.5 PM10 CO
    ZARRA 20:00 del 12/12/2018 29

    29

    62.84 ug/m3

    4

    7.23 ug/m3

    --

    0.58 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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