Current Toronto Air Quality (2021 Wildfire Live Readings)

Toronto air quality exceeded the WHO annual limits on nearly a quarter of days from 2020 to 2021. Due to wildfire smoke from wildfires out west, Toronto air quality averaged nearly six times the daily recommended limit of dangerous PM 2.5 pollutants on its worse day in 2021. Current Air … Read more

Los Angeles Air Quality (AQI) and California Air Pollution

How is Los Angeles Air Quality? Los Angeles air quality exceeded the WHO annual limits on about two-third of days in 2020. Los Angeles air quality averaged nearly over twelve times the daily recommended limit of dangerous PM 2.5 pollutants on its worse day in 2020. Current Air Quality in … Read more

Volcanic Ash Can Travel Over 10,000 Miles

Volcanic eruptions affect air quality in many ways. But how far away from the eruption is air quality affected? How far can volcanic ash and smoke travel? Larger Volcanic Ash Typically Does Not Travel Very Far During a volcanic eruption, the general rule of thumb is larger ash falls to … Read more

Hyderabad Air Quality

Did Hyderabad’s Air Quality Improve in 2020?

How was Hyderabad’s 2020 air quality? Did Hyderabad’s air quality improve in 2020 compared to recent years? Air pollution in 2019 averaged levels over 4 times the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommended limit for PM2.5 levels. Smart Air dove into the data to see if there was any improvement in 2020. Hyderabad’s … Read more

How Do Volcanos Affect Air Quality?

With over 1500 active volcanos worldwide, gases and ash emitted from volcanic eruptions is an international issue. Volcanic smoke, also known as “vog”, can travel hundreds, and even thousands of miles away from a volcano and affect distant communities. So what exactly do volcanos emit? How do volcanos affect air … Read more

Did Bangalore’s Air Quality Get Better in 2020?

How was Bangalore’s 2020 air quality? Did Bangalore’s air quality improve in 2020 compared to recent years? Bangalore air pollution in 2019 averaged levels nearly 4 times the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommended limit for PM2.5 levels. Smart Air dove into the data to see if there was any improvement … Read more

WHOs Air Quality Guidelines Are Actually Unsafe

Here’s Why the WHO Air Quality Guidelines Are Unsafe

In 2005, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its most recent guidelines on safe air quality and pollution levels. The problem? More recent research shows these WHO air quality recommendations are actually NOT safe. What Are the WHO Recommended Safe Air Pollution Levels? The WHO gives recommendations for 5 air pollutants: PM2.5, … Read more

How far can wildfire smoke travel?

How Far Can Wildfire Smoke Travel?

Smoke from wildfires is a serious health concern. So questions often come up: How far can wildfire smoke travel? Can someone in New York be affected from the California wildfires thousands of miles away? Do Australian bushfires affect the entire country? During the ravaging California wildfires in September of 2020, … Read more

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