Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about air quality in Jakarta. This city has the worst score in the world for exposure to pollution!
Air pollution looks like fog, but it’s actually harmful to health. Breathing in dirty air for a long time can cause many diseases, even fatal ones.
Of course, as a precaution, you need to know the level of air pollution in your city. In this way, various preventive measures can be prepared.
It is now easier to ascertain air pollution in some cities. All you have to do is open your phone or smartphone and look for information there.
So, how do you check air pollution with HP? Keep reading this article to find the answer to your yes!
What is air pollution?
Before you know how to check air pollution with your cell phone, it’s good to study the meaning of air pollution.
Air pollution is a mixture of solid particles and gases in the air. Automobile exhaust, factory chemicals, dust, pollen, and mold spores can float as particulate matter. Ozone, a gas, is a major contributor to urban air pollution.
Air pollution is considered dangerous because it can cause respiratory disease, heart disease and cancer. They also damage plants and buildings.
There are two types of air pollution: primary and secondary. Primary pollutants are emitted directly from sources such as factory chimneys. Secondary pollutants are created when primary pollutants react in the atmosphere.
Smog is a type of air pollution. It consists of haze and smoke particles. Smog can cause respiratory problems, especially in children and the elderly.
Using public transport instead of driving, walking or biking can help reduce air pollution. You can also recycle, use less energy and avoid using products that contain chemicals.
What is PM2.5?
When we talk about air pollution, you’ve probably heard a lot about PM2.5. So what exactly is PM2.5?
There are six major air pollutants: PM2.5, PM10, sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and ozone (O3). Yes, PM2.5 is one of the pollutants of air pollution.
PM2.5 is a particle with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers or less. They are often referred to as “fine” particles.
PM2.5 is made up of various components including dust, pollen, soot, smoke and various chemicals. These particles can get deep into the lungs, where they can cause a variety of health problems.
Exposure to PM2.5 can cause short-term and long-term health effects, including:
– Short-term exposure: asthma symptoms; increased risk of bronchitis, pneumonia and other respiratory infections; heart and lung disease; The risk of premature death increases.
Long-term exposure: Increased risk of heart disease, lung cancer and other respiratory diseases.
PM2.5 is especially dangerous for children, the elderly, and people with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD.
How to Calculate Air Pollution?
There are several ways to calculate air pollution. The most common method is to use the Air Quality Index (AQI). AQI is an index that evaluates air quality using a scale of 0-500. The higher the AQI, the worse the air quality.
To calculate your AQI, you need to know:
– Concentration of pollutants in the air
The health effects of these pollutants
– Time of exposure to contaminants
If you have an AQI, you can interpret your results using the following scale:
0-50 = good
51-100 = medium
101-150 = Not good for vulnerable groups
151-200 = unwell
201-300 = very unwell
301-500 = Danger
Jakarta’s own daily AQI scores range from 101 to 200. In other words, the air quality is not healthy.
How to Use HP to Check Air Pollution
How to calculate air quality is actually very difficult for ordinary people. Fortunately, there are already various online services that can help. in those…
IQAIR Air Visual
An online application or service that is widely used today. The AQI data presented is accurate. The company has worked with various government agencies to provide reliable data.
This includes the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and the BMKG.
To check air pollution, you can download the IQAIR AirVisual application to your phone. You can also visit the official website www.iqair.com/id/indonesia.
The application or website provides various important data on air pollution such as air pollution level (based on AQI values) and current number of pollutants in the ranking of countries with worst air quality.
You can also check the air quality using the Breathe app. This is an application created by Piotr Jakubowski, former Chief Marketing Officer of Gojek along with Nathan Rostandi.
New air pollution statistics can be viewed in the Nafas application. The company’s official website does not display any data. Interestingly, the app is already available for Android and iOS.
In the Nafas app, you can check the regularly updated air quality. Breathe uses multiple sensors installed throughout the city.
You can also ask the app to notify you if the air quality is bad.
This application was developed by Greenpeace Indonesia. The purpose of creating this application is to check the air quality in many cities in Indonesia. This application can only display air quality for Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Bali and Pekanbaru.
Interestingly, you can find a variety of information on how to “fight” the threat of air pollution.
Checking air pollution with AirKita is very easy. Just download the application, log in and select the city you want to check air quality in.
After that you can get the AQI data. The history of AQI also spans several periods.
It was a way to check air pollution with a mobile phone. What method did you use?