With pollution levels rising at an unprecedented rate post-Diwali, there is a thick haze surrounding Delhi. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the air quality of Delhi/NCR region has deteriorated to very poor.
According to CPCB reports, the air quality had started deteriorating but on Diwali night the Air Quality Index climbed to 296. Despite the Supreme Court order of allowing firecrackers from 8 PM to 10 PM, people burned crackers, wherein the Supreme Court had only granted permission for the sale of 'green crackers'.
As the Air Quality Index has reached the 'very poor' quality mark, this means that there are high chances of people breathing this air to suffer from respiratory illnesses on prolonged exposure. Reports suggest that if the AQI turns severe, it would affect even those with good health conditions.
In order to keep a track on the Air Quality Index, following apps will be useful in monitoring the pollution levels in their respective cities.
Air Quality Index BreezoMeter (Breezometer)
This app comes with a real-time air quality map that gets personalised health recommendations and notifications on outdoor air quality changes. One can even track the ambient air quality and lets users know if they can plan a trip or go for exercise.
Air Quality | AirVisual
This app provides a real-time forecast of air pollution along with weather data of more than 10,000 cities around the world. It gets a 7-day air pollution and weather forecasts that can help in planning outdoor activities. The app comes with live monitoring of 6 key pollutants like nitrogen dioxide, PM 2.5, PM 10, sulphur dioxide and carbon monoxide. The best part is that this app completely adds free.
Air quality (FFZ srl)
This app helps in monitoring the air quality of the place and allows the user to check what activity could be done or not done in case of pollution. It offers real-time weather condition check with accuracy along with real-time air quality data of other locations in the world.
AirVeda - Monitor Air Quality (AirVeda Technologies)
This app comes with an accurate AQI index that can track outdoor air quality of your city that includes PM10 values, AQI, PM2.5 and lets users view historical air quality data for any location.
Plume Air Report- Live and forecast smog reports (Plume Labs)
This app allows users to check the air quality forecasts of every city on earth. It offers an hour by hour air quality forecast of pollution levels and how it will rise.
These are just a few of the highly-rated apps that are there on the Play Store.