Bishkek takes the 1st place in World Air Quality Index ranking of the largest cities in the world.
As of 9.30 am, the status of the city was marked as hazardous. The air quality index, according to the website, was 310 (AQI), and concentration of fine particles PM2.5 — 259.5 μg / m³.
installed several sensors in Bishkek that measure the content of small PM2.5 particles in the air.
Average daily rates are taken to calculate the level of pollution. The measurement results are available in real time.
Data as of 9.30 am, November 21:
As of 9.00 am, the air quality index (AQI) in the diplomatic mission area was 203, concentration of PM2.5 at the time of measurement — 174 μg / m³.
According to the WHO norms, the average annual level of РМ2.5 should be not more than 10 µg / m³, and the average daily level should not exceed 25 µg / m³. According to the national legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic, the norm is 35 µg / m³. Exactly this standard is taken for calculations. A one-time allowable concentration, according to MoveGreen, set in the national legislation is 160 µg / m³.
- Particles PM2.5 is an air pollutant, which includes both solid microparticles and tiny droplets of liquids. The smallest pieces of soot, asphalt and car tires, particles of mineral salts (sulfates, nitrates), heavy metal compounds (mainly oxides), biological pollutants (some allergens and microorganisms) also belong to PM2.5.