Monday 2 September 2019
Air Quality Index (AQI) Based on Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5) and 10 (PM10) Concentration
Synopsis: The AQI remains at moderate levels, as a result of Saharan dust. This will keep the risks elevated for health problems for unusually sensitive people, such as asthmatics.
The worst of it will be over the next 24 hours.
Alert Level: II
Location: Antigua and Barbuda
AQI: 50 to 60
AQI category: Moderate
Timing: Until Tuesday
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: Unusually sensitive people such as active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged or heavy exertion.
SOURCE: ANTIGUA MET SERVICES, Dale Destin