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Air pollution: Bishkek takes 8th place in ranking of most polluted cities

Bishkek takes the 8th place in the World Air Quality ranking of the largest cities in the world.

As of 11.00 am, the status of the city is marked as «unhealthy for sensitive groups». The Air Quality Index, according to the website, is 123 (AQI).

The Institute for Environmental Solutions Public Foundation has installed sensors in the capital and suburbs. The map shows average AQI value in different areas of the capital. It is updated hourly.

The U.S. Embassy in Kyrgyzstan also installed a sensor. It shows the air quality index online. Information is updated hourly.

As of 11.00 am, the air quality index (AQI) in the diplomatic mission area was 77.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) is divided into six categories indicating increasing levels of health hazard. AQI above 300 indicates hazardous air quality, while the index below 50 — good air quality.