It's now a lot easier to keep track of pollution levels in the UAE in real-time.
A national air quality platform has been launched by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, which can be accessed by the public.
It will help authorities develop policies on air pollution control and will also benefit multiple sectors, including health and education.
The colour-coded index is based on data received from 31 monitoring stations across the UAE.
It indicates the levels of five major pollutants – nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO), ground-level ozone (O3), particulate matter with a diameter of 10 microns or less (PM10), and sulfur dioxide (SO2).
The index can be accessed on airquality.ncm.ae
The National Air Quality Platform is a result of a successful cooperation between #NCM, @MoCCaEUAE and a number of relevant government entities, which ensures easy access to air quality data for all members of society in the #united_arab_emirates @EADTweets @EPAA_SHJ pic.twitter.com/keDu8jtc6o— المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) September 7, 2020