This booklet explains EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI) and the health effects of major air pollutants. EPA calculates the AQI for five major air pollutants regulated by the Clean Air Act: ground-level ozone, particle pollution (also known as particulate matter), carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide.

After Delhi and Pune, now it is the turn of Mumbai to get its own model to predict the quality of air.

Hong Kong’s Air Pollution Index reached 189 in Central, the highest reading since April, and recorded a “very high” reading at all three of the city’s roadside-monitoring stations, according to the

China plans to pilot an air quality warning system in the heavily-polluted cities of Beijing, Tianjin and surrounding areas next month amid the country's increasing efforts to tackle the much-conce

Ozone and fine-particle pollution worsened China's air quality in August compared with July, the Environmental Protection Ministry reported on its website on Tuesday.

The first air-quality forecast in Shanghai was released to the public on Sunday.

Air pollution from coal combustion likely cut life expectancy in parts of China by more than five years during the 1990s, a study has found, adding weight to increasing public demands for Beijing t

High levels of air pollution will cause 500 million people to lose an aggregate 2.5 billion years from their lives

The System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), which provides information about air quality, weather and the current UV index was launched by Dr Shailesh Nayak, secretary, Ministry of

Pune: City-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology officially launched its second ‘System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) - Pune’ for Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad on Wednesday. Other facilities such as ‘air quality and weather assessment and data on hitech-digital India’ (AWADHI) — a one stop-shop for metro air quality information was also launched.

In addition to it, an ‘interactive voice response (IVR) service’ was also introduced, where citizens of Pune can get the current and 24-hour advance forecast information on air quality and weather of Pune and Delhi just by dialing a toll free number.