Air Quality Bulletin – Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services
3:30 PM – Tuesday 15th February 2022
Air Quality Index Based on Particulate Matters 2.5 (PM2.5) and 10 (PM10) Concentration
Air Quality Category: Moderate
Location: Antigua and Barbuda
Timing: Until Friday
Synopsis: The air quality is down to moderate levels as a result of particulate matters 2.5 and 10, associated primarily with the first fresh surge in Saharan Dust for 2022. The threat of health problems will become elevated, for mainly unusually sensitive people, such as asthmatics and could potentially cause them limited impacts.
Air Quality Index: 51 to 80
Alert Level: II
Sensitive Groups: People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children are the groups most at risk.
Health Implications: 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.
Caution: Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.
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