Primary Pollutant

(AQI)

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Major Air Pollutants in South Africa

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PM2.5 1.5X

The current PM2.5 concentration in South Africa is 1.5 times above the recommended limit given by the WHO 24 hrs air quality guidelines value.

South Africa - States Air Pollution Level

STATES Status AQI AQI-US AQI-IN PM2.5 PM10 Temp Humid
Western Cape GOOD 43 43 25 11 23 13 88
Eastern Cape GOOD 46 46 24 12 24 14 75
Limpopo GOOD 45 45 26 12 16 11 62
Mpumalanga MODERATE 80 80 52 26 52 8 50
Free State MODERATE 72 72 55 22 55 7 65
Kwazulu Natal MODERATE 58 58 29 15 28 19 75
North West MODERATE 78 78 66 23 71 9 59
Gauteng MODERATE 90 90 72 32 63 7 61

South Africa - Metro Cities AQI

42
74
AQI (IN)
AQI (US)
8˚C / 57%
40
76
AQI (IN)
AQI (US)
8˚C / 52%
46
61
AQI (IN)
AQI (US)
8˚C / 54%
22
38
AQI (IN)
AQI (US)
9˚C / 60%
31
62
AQI (IN)
AQI (US)
18˚C / 71%


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FAQs of South Africa's Air Quality Index

(Frequently Asked Questions)


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


The real-time air quality in South Africa is 50 MODERATE AQI now. This was last updated .

The current concentration of PM2.5 in South Africa is 32 (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 1.28 times the recommended limit.

Generally, the air quality at South Africa 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 South Africa 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 South Africa is as dangerous as outdoor pollution, because the air pollutants come inside the houses or buildings through doors, windows and ventilation.

In South Africa, 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 South Africa is very high. Proper ventilation is highly recommended only when outdoor air quality is improving and moderate AQI range.



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