Air Quality Bulletin
Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services
12:00 pm Thursday 05 October 2023
Air Quality Index Based on Particulate Matters 2.5 (PM2.5) and 10 (PM10) Concentration
Air quality category: Moderate
Location: Antigua and Barbuda
Timing: Later today until Saturday.
Synopsis: The air quality is to fall to moderate levels as a result of particulate matters 2.5 and 10, associated with a fresh surge in Saharan Dust.
The threat of health problems is to be elevated, for mainly unusually sensitive people, such as asthmatics, and could potentially cause them limited health impacts.
Air quality index: 51 to 70
Alert Level: II
Sensitive groups: People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children are the
groups most at risk.
Health implications: Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants, there may be
moderate health concerns for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
Caution: Active children and adults, and people with respiratory diseases, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.
Stay tuned to updates coming out of the Met Office via antiguamet.com, facebook.com/abmetservice and twitter.com/abmetservice.
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