About Air Quality & Pollution Measurement:
Air Quality Level
|AQI||Air Pollution Level||Health Implications||Cautionary Statement (for PM2.5)|
|0 – 50||Good||Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk||None|
|51 -100||Moderate||Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.||Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.|
|101-150||Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups||Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is not likely to be affected.||Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.|
|151-200||Unhealthy||Everyone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects||Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially children, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion|
|201-300||Very Unhealthy||Health warnings of emergency conditions. The entire population is more likely to be affected.||Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid all outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially children, should limit outdoor exertion.|
|300+||Hazardous||Health alert: everyone may experience more serious health effects||Everyone should avoid all outdoor exertion|
EXCLUSIVE: NEW LOW AIR QUALITY READING 127 LIVERPOOL NOW OFFICIALLY #UNHEALTHY (September 15, 2016)
Here you will see how I documented the air quality levels around Liverpool and the whole of the UK on, September, 15, 2016. Liverpool had a dangerously high score, one of the worst in the UK this happened over 24 hours. The air quality levels continued to plumet until late in the afternoon and came in at a highest reading of 213 taken at Cambridge.
NOTE: This score was 110 when I fell asleep at 4am, it is now 07:34am and Liverpool has a score of 127 and Cambridge is now a disturbing 199 this is not safe at all and needs addressing urgently.
LIVERPOOL AIR QUALITY LEVELS HAVE NOW DROPPED TO AN UNHEALTHY SCORE OF 127 FROM 22 IN JUST 24 HOURS BUT WHY, AND WHERE ELSE IS AFFECTED?
After studying the Liverpool air quality website each day this week i have seen stable readings until today i noticed they had more than trebled in score for the worse.
Earlier in the week I took this screenshot recording the air quality score which indicated the levels were good.
I had been keeping an eye on this as I had made a request to the City of Liverpool council in regards to obtaining Liverpool air quality figures over the past 5 years but my requests had not been answered.
As part of my investigation I then looked for alternative ways to track the levels of air pollution or dangerous gasses in our local environment caused by various delivery methods such as factories, cars and aviation.
Today I noticed levels had trebled to just below harmful as depicted below, I was seeing scores of 90 earlier in the day. Please note this is seemingly the whole of the North West but are we the only ones suffering?
This is not the worst as in other parts of the UK air quality levels as of 01:19am on Wednesday 15th September are currently rated unhealthy with scores as high as 111 in Nottingham and 113 in and a staggering 176 in Cambridge.
Nottingham & Cambridge Current Air Quality levels & Timestamp
Time 01:18am, 15/09/2016
This is Cambridge at 07:34am