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Major Air Pollutants in Afghanistan

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PM2.5 9.1X

The current PM2.5 concentration in Afghanistan is 9.1 times above the recommended limit given by the WHO 24 hrs air quality guidelines value.

Afghanistan - States Air Pollution Level

STATES Status AQI AQI-US AQI-IN PM2.5 PM10 Temp Humid
Kabul POOR 193 193 313 137 0 19 31

Afghanistan - Metro Cities AQI

19˚C / 31%

Historic Air Quality Graph of Afghanistan


Oct 1, 2020


Oct 1, 2020


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FAQs of Afghanistan's Air Quality Index

(Frequently Asked Questions)

Some facts about air pollution level in Afghanistan and what quality of air you breathe in your region.

The real-time air quality in Afghanistan is 313 POOR AQI now. This was last updated 2 years ago .

The current concentration of PM2.5 in Afghanistan is 137 (µg/m³). The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends 15 µg/m³ as the threshold concentration of PM2.5 for 24 hrs mean. Currently, the concentration is 5.48 times the recommended limit.

Generally, the air quality at Afghanistan starts deteriorating in late October. The winters are the worst-hit season in terms of air pollution.

You should wear a good N95 mask when you go outdoor in Afghanistan until the AQI is improving upto moderate range.

Office going people should avoid personal vehicles and use public transportations or carpooling.

(i) The primary causes of outdoor air pollution are solid, liquid particles called aerosols & gase from vehicles emissions, construction activities, factories, burning stubble & fossil fuels and wildfire, etc.

(ii) Main causes of indoor air pollution are harmful gases from cooking fuels (such as wood, crop wastes, charcoal, coal and dung), damp, mould smoke, chemicals from cleaning materials, etc.

Indoor air pollution in Afghanistan is as dangerous as outdoor pollution, because the air pollutants come inside the houses or buildings through doors, windows and ventilation.

In Afghanistan, you must use an air purifier or fresh air machine at home or office indoor and close all the doors, windows and ventilations when the outdoor air quality index (aqi) in Afghanistan is very high. Proper ventilation is highly recommended only when outdoor air quality is improving and moderate AQI range.

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