Air pollution world map. Air pollution occurs when harmful or excessive quantities of substances including gases particles and biological molecules are introduced into earths atmosphere. A new who air quality model confirms that 92 of the worlds population lives in places where air quality levels exceed who limits. Real time air quality index for more than 60 countries in the world. Air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world.
The data source is air visual which compiles data on daily basis. In april 2014 berkeley earth began a major new effort to collect and analyze the worlds air pollution data. Information is presented via interactive maps highlighting areas within countries that exceed who limits. Air pollution costs the global economy more than 5 trillion annually in welfare costs with the most devastating damage occurring in the developing world according to a new world bank report.
Real time map of air pollution larger view. Learn from pm25 trends and our ranking of most polluted cities in the world. New data from who shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Air pollution from industrial activity isnt just an environmental concernits a major public health problem too.
The above map shows the real time air quality for more than 10000 stations in the world.