New app set to show air quality in Bahrain

There will be five stations monitoring pollution across the Kingdom

New app set to show air quality in Bahrain

The Supreme Council for Environment is set to release a new app that will show air quality across Bahrain in mid-2020.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) app will show live readings from stations monitoring pollution across the Kingdom.

These stations are set to be built in Sitra, Bahrain Fort, Budaiya, Hidd and Awali. There is already a station at the US Embassy in Manama.

Available from both the Apple App store and Google Play, the app will also give you information about what action you can take as a precaution when the pollution is at a hazardous or unhealthy level.

The AQI, which is numbered between 0 and 500, is based on the levels of ground-level ozone, particle pollution, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide.

An AQI of 0 to 50 is good, 51 to 100 is moderate, 101 to 150 is unhealthy for sensitive groups, 151 to 200 is unhealthy, 201 to 300 is very unhealthy, and greater than 300 is hazardous.

You can look at the US Embassy in Manama’s readings by visiting the AQICN website here.

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