Current Portland Air Quality (2021 Wildfire Live Readings)

Current Portland Air Quality (2021 Wildfire Live Readings) Portland air quality exceeded the WHO annual limits on nearly one-fifth of days from 2020 to 2021. Despite the low percentage, Portland’s air quality averaged over 40 times the WHO recommended limit of dangerous PM 2.5 pollutants on its worse day in … Read more

Current Seattle Air Quality (2021 Wildfire Live Readings)

Seattle air quality exceeded the WHO annual limits on about 1/6 of days from 2020 to 2021. Seattle air quality averaged nearly over 18 times the daily recommended limit of dangerous PM 2.5 pollutants on its worse day in 2020. Seattle’s air quality worsened to these dangerous levels largely due … Read more

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

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