28 March, 2017

Yes! Air pollution today!

The air is so bad today!  I checked the AQI (air quality index) from the Taiwan Air Quality Monitoring Network, Environmental Protection Administration, Taiwan.

It has been criticized that AQI does not responsible for the "real" air quality. For example, the PM10 is reaching the very high-purple level when the concentration is over 101 micro-gram/m^3 according the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs, UK,

Yesterday, the AQI of Tauyuan was yellow, but the PM10 was about 90 - 95, was the brown level in the UK. However, the AQI in Taiwan cannot reveal such index.  

I have no power to improve the air pollution. What I can do is wearing a mask, and tell friends the air is very dirty now!