Major Air Pollutants in South Korea

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PM2.5

The current PM2.5 concentration in South Korea is ✓below the recommended limit given by the WHO 24 hrs air quality guidelines value.

South Korea - States Air Pollution Level

STATES Status AQI AQI-US AQI-IN PM2.5 PM10 Temp Humid
Jeonnam GOOD 33 33 26 7 14 23 96
Gangwon GOOD 36 36 25 8 16 19 95
Gyeonggi GOOD 29 29 24 6 11 24 84
Busan GOOD 26 26 24 4 8 22 94
Chungbuk GOOD 26 26 22 5 9 21 93
Gyeongnam GOOD 26 26 22 5 10 22 96
Jeonbuk GOOD 31 31 20 7 14 23 93
Ulsan GOOD 30 30 22 7 13 22 99
Incheon GOOD 36 36 24 9 17 24 83
Daejeon GOOD 21 21 22 3 4 20 96
Gyeongbuk MODERATE 53 53 31 14 23 23 89
Chungnam GOOD 34 34 24 7 13 23 91
Gwangju GOOD 39 39 22 10 20 22 95
Seoul GOOD 26 26 28 3 6 25 76
Jeju GOOD 36 36 22 9 23 24 94
Daegu GOOD 39 39 29 9 17 23 87
Sejong GOOD 32 32 23 7 12 23 91

South Korea - Metro Cities AQI

28
26
AQI (IN)
AQI (US)
25˚C / 76%
24
26
AQI (IN)
AQI (US)
22˚C / 94%
29
39
AQI (IN)
AQI (US)
23˚C / 87%
24
36
AQI (IN)
AQI (US)
24˚C / 83%
22
39
AQI (IN)
AQI (US)
22˚C / 95%
22
21
AQI (IN)
AQI (US)
20˚C / 96%
22
30
AQI (IN)
AQI (US)
22˚C / 99%
23
32
AQI (IN)
AQI (US)
23˚C / 91%


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FAQs of South Korea's Air Quality Index

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


The real-time air quality in South Korea is 24 GOOD AQI now. This was last updated 9 seconds ago .

The current concentration of PM2.5 in South Korea is 7 (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 0.28 times the recommended limit.

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

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



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